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Learn how to choose a winning name for your business and what you need to do to register that name. Find out about domain names and trademark issues.
Choosing a Business Name FAQ
How to choose and register a successful business name.
What Is a DBA?
You do not need to form a new company to change your business name -- you can register a DBA.
Domain Names and Trademarks FAQ
Get answers to your questions about domain names and trademarks, and how the two can conflict.
How to Name a Business
Choose a business name that will identify your company's products and services.
Make Sure Your Proposed Business Name Is Available
Find out if your desired business name is free for you to use.
How to Register Your Business Name
You may need to register your business name with the local, state, or federal government -- especially if it's considered fictitious.
Cybersquatting: What It Is and What Can Be Done About It
Here's what to do if someone is cybersquatting on the domain name that matches your trademarked business name.
What to Do If the Domain Name You Want Is Taken
You may find that someone else has snapped up the domain name of your dreams. Here are your options.
Avoid Trademark Infringement When You Choose a Domain Name
How to choose a domain name and stay out of trouble.
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When does a variation of my name become a fictitious business name?
How different can a business name be from my own name without it being considered a DBA (or fictitious business name)?
Is it infringement if someone buys a URL with my company's trademark?
Can this be considered a trademark infringement, based on dilution, once they begin using the sites?
What if the domain name I want is taken -- but not yet being used?
There is a chance that you're a victim of "cybersquatting," the bad-faith purchasing of a domain name.