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I am in the process of opening a business and I have a

I am in the process of opening a business and I have a question about the naming of it. The name I chose is Bayou City Daiquiris and I thought I did my necessary research on it before I purchased a DBA as sole proprietorship. After conducting a few more searches on the business, I know see that a LLC was formed on 3/16/2016 as Bayou City Daiquiris LLC, but they did not trademark the name or get a DBA for it. They have actually done nothing else with establishing the business. I wanted to know if I trademark the name will I still be in harms way in the future if they decided they want to use that name for a future business? Can I form an LLC under a different name and just list that DBA as a business under it. I really need to know what to do before I go to and apply for a liquor license this week. I need to know if a trademark will have more authority than a business name that has LLC in the title.

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Irwin Law

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I need some clarification again, please in regards to

Hi Again,I need some clarification again, please in regards ***** ***** name filing for an LLC. I read via the SCC site that if a name is ***** ***** name of the owner it doesn't need to be filed. In my case it is my First and Middle name. If it makes a difference, my LLC filing or documents do include my middle initial or middle name on it. In this instance is a it necessary to register a fictitious name with the state?I did already file a certificate with the county just to cover myself.

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KJLLAW

Juris Doctorate

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I'm having a hard time registering a Trade Name in Oklahoma.

I'm having a hard time registering a Trade Name in Oklahoma. The trade name we want to use is "Muskogee Tree" but apparently the state of Oklahoma considers it a conflict with the name "Trees Inc" because the state is ignoring the geographical location at the beginning of our DBA name. My question is - if I registered "Muskogee Tree Trimming and Removals" as the official DBA name, put that on our trucks and shirts, but also used "Muskogee Tree" for short on some items, or in conversation with customers - or perhaps had the customers make checks out to "Muskogee Tree" (so long as my bank would accept them) would I be breaking any laws or on shaky legal ground with the state?

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KJLLAW

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This question deals specifically with California Law and I

This question deals specifically with California Law and I prefer fo have a California attorney answer this question. Thank you.I am leasing a building to a tenant that is a California Corporation (Corp1, started 2014). For this question I will call this corporation ABC MNO XYZ, Inc.Turns out, this tenant has another California Corporation (Corp 2, started 2012) has a different name completely.Corp 2 registered a DBA with the county recorder in 2012. Published this DBA. The DBA is "ABC MNO XYZ." Same as/identical to Corp 1 except for the "Inc.".After the lease was signed by ABC MNO XYZ, Inc. (Corp 1), we discovered that he has been signing building permits, business records, city filings, etc. as "ABC MNO XYZ" ...No "Inc."Further, with some research, we discover in the California Business Corp name search that Corp 2 is suspended.Also, his our tenant the president of Corp 1 was/is also the President of Corp 2Could someone help me understand what "shell/sham" game is being played? This fellows father is a real-estate lawyer.Can someone point me to some California codes/laws to help me learn about this? Something doesn't sit right.Thanks

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Maverick

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If I want to file a suit against a business can I file it

If I want to file a suit against a business can I file it against the CEO since they own the business?

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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I currently own a business. I want to add additional

I currently own a business. I want to add additional services such as consultant. Do I need a seperate license or a DBA?

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LawTalk

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I have a business partner we purchased a car it's in s name

I have a business partner we purchased a car it's in his name dba the business name. We are now separating as partners but that car was driven by me paid for by the company. Can he pick up the car without notifying me? Do I have any leagel rights?

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Dwayne B.

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I am about to apply llc and another company has a similar

i am about to apply for an llc and another company has a similar name... So, I'm going to come up with a different llc name, but have a dba name that I want to go with is. Can all business transactions use the dba name instead of the llc name on checks, vendors, mail, etc? and if it use the dba name, am i protected? Thanks.

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J. Warren

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I own an s-corp in az. and want to start a new business of a

I own an s-corp in az. and want to start a new business of a different nature as a dba under it what are the legal aspectsJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Corporate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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J. Warren

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