Checking for Xient Inc. Name Availability - Avoid Legal Trouble

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In summary, to start a company in the US, you go to the US Patent and Trademark Office and do a free trademark search. If you are in India, you should contact an attorney to see if they have a government office that oversees business registrations.
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I would like to start a company with the name Xient Inc., how do i check that no one else has used that name. I don't want anyone to sue me.. :frown:
 
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Well I don't know how it is in India, but over here in Australia there is an Office of Fair Trading and they check it for you.
So you submit your business name registration proposal and they will look at the names of companies in the country. If that name is not being used your registration will be successful, otherwise they get you to keep trying :)
But like I said it will probably be a different system in India, but there should still be a government office that will oversee your registration and let you know if anyone is using that name.
 
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better buisiness bereu

http://www.bbb.org
 
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Business do not need to register with the BBB, so the BBB is not the appropriate place to look. The appropriate place to look in the US is the US Patent and Trademark Office: http://www.uspto.gov/ Their site even include a free trademark search.

- Warren
 
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In the US, you register a new business name in a state by going to the Secretary of State's office.

Here's a little FAQ http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/mssbdc/FAQ.html

I have clients that started out locally and then wanted to go national, only to find out that there is already a company with their same company name registered, so they have had to change their company name.

Here's Alberta, Ca, to give you an idea of differences http://www3.gov.ab.ca/gs/information/clctc/reg_bus_name.cfm

I don't know how you register in India.

If you plan to do business outside of your local area, you should contact an attorney that specializes in this.
 
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Twy matheouoeouaeiouy add as many vowels as you can... you will definitely get a geniune business name..
 

Related to Checking for Xient Inc. Name Availability - Avoid Legal Trouble

1. What is the purpose of checking for Xient Inc. name availability?

The purpose of checking for Xient Inc. name availability is to ensure that the chosen name is not already in use by another business. This will help avoid any potential legal trouble in the future.

2. How can I check for Xient Inc. name availability?

You can check for Xient Inc. name availability by searching the business name in the state's business entity database or by using online tools such as the USPTO trademark database. It is also recommended to do a general internet search to see if the name is being used by another business.

3. What if the Xient Inc. name is already taken?

If the Xient Inc. name is already taken, you will need to choose a different name for your business. This will help avoid any potential legal issues and confusion with other businesses using the same name.

4. Can I reserve the Xient Inc. name if it is available?

Yes, you can reserve the Xient Inc. name if it is available by filing for a name reservation with the state's business entity filing office. This will give you time to complete the necessary paperwork to officially register your business.

5. Are there any other steps I should take after checking for Xient Inc. name availability?

After checking for Xient Inc. name availability, it is recommended to also check for any trademarks or copyrights associated with the name. You should also consider registering your business name as a trademark to protect it from being used by others.

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