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LLC - INC Question

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by thisismymp3, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    you make a business into an inc or vice versa, can someone take that same name and make it into an inc if you did an llc ?
     
  2. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    edit mean to say.. you pick an llc over an inc, can someone register an inc with the same name as the llc you registered or the state wont allow it? on the other hand, instead of doing everything with legalzoom or something if you go directly to the states site you can do it for at least in my state $125 without all the bs, thinking of doing it for my next one, and trademark is $50
     
  3. wookie85

    wookie85 Junior Member

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    If u reg an llc the official name for it will be "company name,llc" so given that someone can easily register an inc with the same "company name". That it is for sure how it is in my state but it might vary in other states to you need to check yours.

    Registering an LLC is easy stuff and you can for sure do it on your own but I wud still consult a lawyer cuz u have no idea how many things you dont know. For example, if you are only one person, the llc is disregarded if someone is suing u for smth and this person can come after your personal stuff....things like that can really mess u up one day if you don't consult a professional. By a pro I mean a lawyer, not legalzoom or smth like that. Hope this helps!
     
  4. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    thanks, i know in my state nys , when you go to register it will match any name an inc or an llc and they will match if the businesses are same i guess when they review it and can reject it, not sure if it will work but hey that's all i know, gotta ask an attorney
     
  5. wookie85

    wookie85 Junior Member

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    Are u trying to protect urself from someone registering the same name as you or you wanna register smth that you know it exists?
     
  6. wookie85

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    Btw u dont hav to register with NY, you can do it in any other state so if u dont like smth in yours, register in the next one :)
     
  7. Simplex

    Simplex Registered Member

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    I've heard good things about Nevada:D
     
  8. wookie85

    wookie85 Junior Member

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    Or Delaware
     
  9. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    nah, for my protection
     
  10. wookie85

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    U can trademark/copyright the name and that is gonna give u the ultimate protection...
     
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    From my experience in reading various states' websites, you are generally not allowed to register a company with the same name as another company in that state unless their business models are significantly different (e.g., Acme Plumbing, LLC and Acme Floral Designs, LLC are okay to co-exist but Acme Plumbing, Inc. won't work). I'm not a lawyer, and I could be totally wrong. I would just contact the state where you want to register the company and ask what is permitted.