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Small Business Naming Convention

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by squidkai1, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. squidkai1

    squidkai1 Junior Member

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    Got a random question about naming my business.

    If I want to make my name similar to someone else's and I want to just change the last letter to a Z instead of an S, would this be an issue when I go to register it as an LLC?

    Example: Competition has solutions in their name, and I want solutionz lol.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. carlikito

    carlikito Regular Member

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    I think it would be best if you contact the corresponding agency and ask them directly, as different countries/states have different rules.
     
  3. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why are you sticking with the word solutions?
    You can use a synonym can't you?
     
  4. squidkai1

    squidkai1 Junior Member

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    Absolutely,

    I just liked the business name and it included the word solutions in it and wanted to twist it a bit.

     
  5. webcatpl

    webcatpl Junior Member

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    If their name is not trademarked/copyrighted you will be fine. Changing solutions to solutionz seems OK, unless the first word is very unique.
     
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    Bloghat Regular Member

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    meh - If you need this for a real business, come up with something more creative. Everyone will see, where you got your idea from, could backfire on you.
     
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  7. squidkai1

    squidkai1 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the information! I believe it is time to brainstorm and come up with something unique like you all suggested.

    Appreciate the assistance.
     
  8. flexpaydude

    flexpaydude Regular Member

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    In my state the SOS office are sticklers and this wouldn't fly.