quote:So I think I need to register an assumed name (DBA) in my local city, right? I would appreciate any general suggestions/anecdotes that you all may have. Also, one specific question: would I be able to cash a check which pays to the order of my registered DBA?
A sole proprietorship is the simplest form of business where one individual conducts the business. The business owner is personally liable for all the obligations of the business. A sole proprietor does not have to be registered unless the business uses an assumed business name. If the name of the business does not include the legal name of the business owner, the business name must be registered as an assumed name with the local city or town in which it is located. This allows the public to identify who is transacting business under that business name.
Registering a business name
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Posted 26 July 2000 - 12:58 PM
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Posted 26 July 2000 - 10:04 PM
If you register a name including the end "in city" with the city replaced by the location you are active in, no problems.
Most registration places will check your name against trademarks so you being sued should not be a big deal. On the other hand if somebody like your product and register it as a trademark, then you are a sucker.... You can''t win anything in most countries.
I would suggest just using your name, even if it is not a "flashy name". Register the title of the game as a trademark as soon as you have the bucks....
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Posted 26 July 2000 - 10:36 PM
Now, everyone, let''s just re-route this thread and any further posts to here (it''s the same discussion): General Business Question.
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Posted 27 July 2000 - 02:52 AM
If you have a company name and are publishing a game (so that your company name is more or less known) and later someone comes and trademarks your company name he will have a hard time suing you out of your own company name. He may use it however and sue anybody who takes this trademarked name afterwards. I am no lawyer so I may be wrong, but it would damage the whole economy if someone would be able to trademark the name of another company and sue them. It''s like the web adresses. If you would own Microsoft.com Microsoft could force you to give them this internet adress.
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Posted 30 July 2000 - 01:25 AM
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