company name how to protect

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by greenacresman, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. greenacresman

    greenacresman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    i just learned that another guy is trying to use my company name i have my company name registered at county offices. is there any thing i can do. to stop them from doing this ?? i have had the name for 4yrs but just had it registered last year.please help what can i do ???
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    You could get yourself incorporated and nobody can use it.
  3. greenacresman

    greenacresman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    how much does that cost. an where do you get it done.
  4. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    Check your state website. You may find out that someone already has it.
  5. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    $125 in NC and an INC, LLC is the ONLY way to protect it in NC, just registering it gives it NO protection in NC.

    Here's your link
  6. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Does the other company actually know that you are already using that name. If its an honest mistake, a talk with them would probably clear things up.
  7. dsmrolla06

    dsmrolla06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    It cost me $500 for lawyers fee and like $125 for filing fee to become an LLC.

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