Protecting Business Name

Q: How do you go about finding a name for your business,making sure no one already has it, and getting a copyright on it? J. Vue, FB Cookies Plz Community

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A: A dba filed with your county will protect your business name inside the county. An LLC will protect its name inside your state. And a trademark filed with the US trademark office protects it nationally. I’d look into a dba and domain name reservation for starters. J. Evans, FB Cookies Plz

A: File with Secretary of State