There are a number of sources that you can use to research an existing business name. The following is a list of some of the most common places to begin your search:
- Start with your county to see if the name has been registered as a DBA.
- Check with your state to see if the name has been taken by an existing corporation or limited liability company.
- Perform an Internet search of the name you are interested in; use various search engines.
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