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How many owners will there be of the business? Will the sales reps be employees or independent contractors? Are you selling a product that you deliver? If so who will make the final decision on accepting a purchase contract, the sales rep or you in NC?
I had to switch from chat as I could not see your answer. The best asset protection for a single member LLC is Wyoming. You can then qualify to do business in NC from where you operate. The cost of the Wyoming annual taxes will be small since your business will be out of state. You will only accept contracts on the site which will be in NC and that will keep taxes on the income solely in NC not in other states. To protect your business name you have to trademark it. This requires that you do a trademark search to see that your name is available. This aspect of things you probably want to do through an attorney. You can find sites online where you can get the form of a certificate of formation. On the Wyoming Secretary of State you will find where to file and the costs. Here is the link to the site. http://soswy.state.wy.us/Business/Business.aspx
You will also need a lawyer to prepare the contracts you will need for the independent sales reps so they are treated as independent contractors and their activities do not make you do business in the states where they are located for tax purposes.
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No it is a different protection and applies to things like business names. Copyright does not provide protection for things like business names.
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