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Hey everyone hope you are having a wonderful day!
As some of you may know I am getting my business up and rolling. I still need to register a name. I had one in mind but after talking to people it sounded like it wouldn't work. The search began again and I must say finding a name has been more difficult than I thought. All the great ones are taken. Well after some intensive brainstorming with my friends and family I have come up with a name called, Alpine Ridge Lawn Care LLC. I think this name can be very well suited since I live in Colorado. My only concern is a company in Spokane Washington has the name Alpine Ridge Landscape Construction, LLC.
Since I live in Colorado does that affect me in any chance on stealing their name? Or do I have to think of a whole new name?
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As far as I understand, you can register that name in your state as long as no one else has it. Even if someone has it registered it in another state.
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This always has a chance to get messy, when someone has the same or similar name somewhere else.

Is the domain name available? If it is, great. If not, then that would be a problem for you.
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As far as I understand, you can register that name in your state as long as no one else has it. Even if someone has it registered it in another state.
Also check to make sure the name is not trademarked. Here is the link: http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?...001:o74gjn.1.1

One other thing is like Steve stated, make sure you check to see if there is a website under that name. Even if you dont want a website just yet, you still should register it for future use. They are cheap to register at register.com.
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[quote=Billy Goat;121763]Also check to make sure the name is not trademarked. Here is the link: http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?...001:o74gjn.1.1

Sorry try this link: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/index.jsp
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