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How to find if a company name is registered.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by korfx04, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. korfx04

    korfx04 Junior Member

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    I'm starting my own carrier company, it will just be me and my brother bidding on shipments from uShip.com, i got a perfect name but i don't know if it's taken already, so i need to find out before i start having my decals made for my 2 cargo vans and shit logos.
     
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    in the uk you have companies house they can let you know what companies exist etc
     
  3. korfx04

    korfx04 Junior Member

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    i'm in the us :(
     
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    Found it USPTO.COM
     
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    Depends what state you are planning on filing your corporate docs in and what states you will be doing business in. This is usually handled by a state agency such as the Alabama Dept. of State (for example..insert your own state) and possibly a division of corporations within that department or a business services division. Often times you can find out by simply googling Company name search or entity name search and ignoring all results that are non govermental. Selecting a state to incorporate is done either for geographic or also for tax purposes. But if you were going to start a Delaware corporation for instance but operate in Virginia than you would need to look at the rules governing foriegn corporations in Virginia as well and depending on your name may have to DBA under a different name in that jurisdiction if needed depending on how "set" you were on obtaining a specific name. There is also a company called the corporation company. We used their services to file expeditied paperwork in North Carolina once. Hope that helps.