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Are you ready to find the right name for your LLC?

You may feel excited to start getting the process of forming your business underway. You may have spent years thinking about this endeavor, and now that the time has come to make headway on getting your business operational, you feel that the anticipation has been worth it.

You have already made several decisions regarding your future company, including deciding to utilize a limited liability company structure. This structure has its pros and cons, but after serious consideration, you felt it best fit your needs and the needs of your company. Now, the time has come to name your company.

What should you consider?

Naming a company is often a step that many people find exciting and to which they look forward. Of course, finding the right name often takes brainstorming, and you likely do not want to go with the first idea that pops into your mind. Even if you think the name is appropriate, another business could already have it. As a result, it is important to consider the following factors when trying to find the right business name:

  • Your company name will need to end with "LLC" or some permitted variation.
  • Your company cannot use words that could result in others thinking it is a different type of entity, such as corp., corporation, inc. or incorporated.
  • Your name should not infringe on another company's trademark. Conducting a trademark search could prevent this misstep.
  • You should consider a name that lets consumers understand your business but does not limit your ability to expand your business.
  • You must have a name that does not coincide with other active LLCs, including those foreign and domestic.
  • Search for other companies that may have the same name or similar names, even if they are not trademarked.
  • Check on the domain availability for your prospective business name.

Though you may be excited to pick your business name, you could find yourself becoming frustrated if someone already took your ideas or if legal issues could arise with the use of your idea.

Getting it right

When it comes to naming your business and taking care of other aspects of business formation, you undoubtedly want to get everything right in order to avoid serious issues that could cause problems for your company. Fortunately, you can work with a Louisiana attorney experienced in business formation who can help you understand the steps you need to take to ensure that your company complies with the law.

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