Another lco who is a friend of mine texted me a picture of a business card today. It was my business name with somebody elses phone number and name. I have used the name for years and have a business license with the company name. I called the guy tonight and was polite when I told him he was using a name I have paid for since 1994. He instantly started stuttering and apoligizing. It turned out he was a 14 year old kid. I told him when he gets out of school tomorrow to go pick up all his cards. He said he would. He said he wouldn"t use my name any more. I started thinking what if I had never licensed the name and this kid came along and had done things right and got a business license, then I would be the one losing my sucessful business name. It would have been awful to build up a business and lose it over not getting a business name. Luckily I don't have to worry about that. If you don't register your business your taking a huge risk. Take my advice go spend a little money every year and get a license.