business name

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by BBN, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. BBN

    BBN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    If you've come up with a name that you want to register as a "DBA" and you find out that someone uses that name on the other side of the country can you use that name too? I'm trying to come up with a name that doesn't involve my last name but everything I've thought of I've found doing a search on the internet.
  2. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    As long as it's not in your state.
  3. BBN

    BBN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    OK. Thanks for the reply!
  4. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    If you'll want a web site in the future better check that the domain is available.
  5. horsequick

    horsequick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    You can use most any name that's not registered in your state. However you can't use major well known names such as Sears Lawn Service. But for the most part, if it's not registered in your state, and if it's not protected under the federal trademark, patent, or copyright lawn.

    I had a really cool name a few years ago that I was going to use. "The UnderCutter" haha

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