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company names

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by keifer, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Was just wondering what steps to take for a company name or logo so that no one else has or can use it. Would be a real bummer after making cards and signs plus putting on the truck for someone to start useing the name also.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Been there. It happened to me a couple of years ago. You can do a name search within the state you work and reside in to see if anyone else is using a particular name.
  3. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    Check with the county for registrations of Sole Proprietorships.

    Check with State for Corporations.

    Logo is something different: That would need to be on file with the Patent and Trademark Office in Washington in order to be protected.
  4. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Kent do you register there. Is it very costly?
  5. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I just simply use my legal name as my business name. Chances of someone else in my area have the same name, I would think would be very slim to none. I aquire business on my reputation not my name anyway. Just do good quality work at a fair price and the work will come.

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