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Business Name

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jake65, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. jake65

    jake65 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if I had the same name as another company within the same state would it be legal? I know from our county office, she stated if I have a DBA the limitation is restricted to just the county, but the next county over a business could have the same name. (Not that I would want to do that). The other is, if I was incorporated, how does this work within the same state and within the country.

    Jake :confused:
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Yes and No.

    The way I undertstand it ( :dizzy: ), in Jersey, no one can stop you from using your personal name as a business name. If there is someone else with the same personal name, so be it. However, unique names (provided they are registered) cannot be duplicated. (i.e. Grass Landscaping, We Do it Right Landscaping, Etc.)
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    Hi jake65,

    Each state may be different. Go to your local county court house and ask the person in charge of registering business names if it is ok.

    As far as I know it is ok, but it doesn't hurt to further investigate it.

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