In most states, the website of the state business filing agency includes an online entity name check tool. You can use the online tool to search business names and find out whether another business is already using the name you have chosen.
Where can I check if a business name is taken?
The best way to find out if your business name is taken is to do a business entity search within your state, check Federal Trademark Records, and search the web to find businesses with the same or a similar name.
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.
How do I check to see if a business name is available in the US?
Use the USPTO’s free trademark database and to get yours registered. Simply go to http://www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm and click “Search.” Then follow the instructions you see on the screen.
How do I check if a name is registered?
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 to see if a business name is available in Indiana?
To check a business name for availability, please log into your INBiz account and click Online Services. Under the Secretary of State section, select Name Reservations. Enter the desired name and click Check availability.
How do I check to see if a business name is available in Texas?
You can use the Texas Taxable Entity Search tool to see if your business name is available. You can also call the Texas Secretary of State at (512) 463-5555 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for a preliminary name availability screening.