Business Name Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Husky03, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. Husky03

    Husky03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a simple name that is easy to remember. "Green Care" is my business name. I have magnets, cards, and uniforms made. Next year I plan to get insurance and a business licsense since I am now 16 and I have a truck trailer etc. and I will be turning my mowing into an official business. My concern is about my name. What if another LCO already uses my name? How does this work?

    Thanks... :)
     
  2. environment

    environment LawnSite Member
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    i think you are already heading in the wrong direction, almost the same one i did, and it was a screwup, only i had the name purchased so i dont worry about anyone having my name, that was the first thing i did
     
  3. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Once you register with your state they will tell you if the name is available.
     
  4. environment

    environment LawnSite Member
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    judging from your name i am guessing that name is taken
     
  5. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sorry, Husky. Your name is already in use by Green Care, LLC as an Indiana foreign registration from Louisville, KY.

    Here's a link to the Indy Secretary of State (oversees your state's business services). Check out the entrepreneur resources and the business names search.

    http://www.in.gov/sos/business/corporations.html

    Good luck!

    Tony,
    Dayton, Ohio
     
  6. Husky03

    Husky03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 432

    :realmad: What if I was to change my name to "Green Care Lawn Service" instead of just "Green Care?" Could I get around it this way?
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Probably not since it is too similar...you'll definately know in a couple of weeks (or less) when you get a letter from their attorneys to cease using that name. Been there, done that, 11 years ago.
     
  8. Husky03

    Husky03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    This makes me mad. It is my own fault, but I did not know who to contact about choosing a name. I will try calling some of the numbers on that site tomorow and find out what I can do.
     
  9. Husky03

    Husky03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 432

    I just found this and I think this applies to me. This is pasted directly from the site. If I understand correctly I should not have to register my name or anything else??? ;) :help:

    Informal Associations:

    The following informal business associations require no filing with the Indiana Secretary of State:

    Sole Proprietorship: One person who conducts business for profit. The sole owner assumes complete responsibility for all liabilities and debts of the business.
    TAX: The income of the business is reported as part of the owner's personal income.
     
  10. environment

    environment LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    if you use someone else's name, and you get cought, which many have, you are royaly screwed, and in big trouble
     

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