You would have to file to register some company before starting. It is generally best to form an LLC
and then you can form subsidiary
LLC's for the individual magazines later as they develop. Your parent LLC can register and hold ALL of the trademarked names and just issue licenses to the subsidiaries to use those names. You can also do the same thing by creating your business as a corporation
instead of an LLC, it is just that for small scale operations the LLC is easier for a person to manage and deal with since the taxes of the LLC flow through to the owner to claim on their personal taxes and the record keeping and other requriremenst are easier to manage.
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