The county clerk in Texas does not guarantee that the name you pay $16 to register will not be used by someone else. What is the point? Of course, like you guys, I would not want someone copying my company's name and marketing schemes that go along with it. Do I need to copyright it? Also, I did a search on license requirements in Texas for applying fertilizer to my customers yards and did not find an answer. Any Texas people have any advice on this? Do I need to take the test and obtain a license to apply Scotts fertilize products in Texas? Thanks and Happy New Year!