You can check for trademark availability online with your local government site. For example in the US you would use the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s trademark search tool to see if a similar name, or variations of it, is trademarked.
How do I make sure my business name isn’t taken?
You can search for federally registered trademarks by using the free trademark database on the USPTO’s website. To start, go to the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Business Center at http://www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm and choose “Search.” Then follow the instructions you see on the screen.
How do I check if an LLC name is available?
How to Check Name Availability
- Step one: Go to the online business services page.
- Step two: Click on the type of business structure you plan to form.
- Step three: Depending on your answer, you may need to respond to additional questions.
- Step four: Simply type the business name you wish to use in the search box.
Can two businesses have the same name?
Can Two Companies Have the Same Name? Yes, however, certain requirements must be met in order for it to not constitutes trademark infringement and to determine which party is the rightful owner of the name.
How do I look up a LLC?
To confirm a company’s LLC status, call the secretary of state’s office or visit the website. In states like Arizona, out-of-state companies must register with the state before they can do business there. If your state doesn’t have a mandatory registration, contact the company’s home state for more information.