How to Check LLC Name Availability In Texas

One of our most popular questions is always about how to choose a name for your Texas business, LLC or entity. I wanted to answer that question (just generally) in a quick video from our Business Attorney YouTube Channel. Please call (832) 509-0445.

Choosing a Business Entity Name in Texas

Video Summary:

Today we’ll be discussing how to name your Texas business entity, and how to search for available names.

First, you should consider what you want to call your company (before you begin to spend time and money on marketing, letter head, graphics, web design, logos, websites, and business listings).

It’s advisable to consider a name that is easily identifiable (to employees, customers, on internet listings). It helps when the business name is easy to spell, and easily recognizable in association to your business or service.

It’s important to engage a business law firm such as this one. We will perform the necessary research to ensure that your LLC, or business entity name complies with all local, state, and federal regulations (Trademarks, Availability, etc.).

Searching for Business Name At Texas Secretary of State

You can conduct a preliminary search for name availability online at the Texas Secretary of State’s website. In the alternative, call our law firm at (832) 509-0445 and we will perform all the necessary due diligence for you (*recommended option).

Forming a Business Entity in Texas

When picking a business name, you have to consider that the name needs to be legally available in the State of Texas, and also anywhere else you choose to operate. We can help with this process.

When you file for a name with the Tx Secretary of State, they will warrant that this name is not authorized to be used in violation of the Trademark Act of 1946. Therefore, State and Federal Trademark compliance will need to be considered. A trademark may be in use properly, even though it is not actually registered. Which is one reason why we suggesting always engaging an attorney for this process.


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