Company Name already in use- what to do?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by recycledsole, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    Hey guys
    i picked what i thought was a unique name for a landscaping business. i found out that there are many companies with similar names...

    For example, if i wanted to use "blue grass landscaping" but "blue grass landscapes" and "blue grass landscape and design", etc.. are already in use, can i still use my name, even if it is similar to others??

    Also, if i make a LLC and i name my company "blue grass landscaping, LLC" can i legally make my operation?

    thanks alot!
     
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    If there are already that many in your area why would you want to add another to it.
     
  3. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    Pick another name or two and do your research, let the forum know how you make out
    easy-lift guy
     
  4. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    NOTE: these other operations are not in my state or even my region
    the closest one is SC and i am in MD
     
  5. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Unless your planing on having divisions in other states go forward with your task.
    easy-lift guy
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I found out others have names similar to me but I have the best domain names.
     
  7. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Me too!:clapping:
     
  8. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    yea thanks guys, after doing some research on the web and with a lawyer it should be fine
    there are tons of landscaping operations with very similar names

    edit: dont take this as legal advice
     
  9. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Please put that in your location.
     
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Cheers :drinkup:
     

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