truck signage/ advertising ? HELP

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by teejet, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 233

    I would like to letter my truck, the problem is my company name is _____ Landscaping LLC. I want to letter it as _____ Lawn and Landscaping LLC. I don't want to go to the trouble of filing for a name change and all that.
    Does anyone know if this ok? I wouldn't think it would be a problem. Also I would like to advertise under this name also.
     
  2. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    well that's a bad idea in my opinion...don't wanna confuse people...just use your name and then under it you can say you do lawns too...like put your name and then under it list your services you offer...or you could just change your name lol
     
  3. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 510

    lol,lol lol,lol,lol,lol,lol,lol,lol,lol,lol,lol,lol,lol,lol,
     
  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    I would just go ahead and legally change the business name to avoid any future problems. Wouldn't want to pay all that money to letter your truck and have to remove it.
     
  5. MOHUSTLER

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,376

    Its just the lettering on your truck you can make it say bubba mow blow bla bla bla. Its not a legal name and there is no law that says your truck has to be your exact business name.
     
  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    All true, but you cant legally put another persons business name on your truck. So he needs to register to make sure the name isn't taken. Also he can get in trouble if he is "doing business as" a name other than his own unless registered. So its not just as simple as putting what ever name you want on your truck and advertisements. Spend the 50 bucks and do it right.
     
  7. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 233

    I am pretty sure it is OK. Just wanted to see if anyone on here has done that. Your right it does only cost $40 to change names, although I don't think it is a must.
     

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