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What do i need to do to solidify a business name no one can take from me? what is the first step?
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Congratulations on your new business enterprise.

First one need to check with the secretary of state to ensure the name is available:

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/namefilingsfaqs.shtml

Then one would verify there are no existing trademarks:

https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-application-process/search-trademark-database#heading-1

For protection one can trademark their name:

https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-process

Please see below for a step by step process:

https://www.sba.gov/blogs/how-choose-claim-and-protect-your-business-name-online-and-offline

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