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How would I go about researching a name I want to use for my new business that is notalready used by someone else ?

Answer: 

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.
  • Conduct a free trademark search at NameProtect.