RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Business > Legal Issues
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Legal Issues Copyright, releases, likeness rights, licenses, etc.
NOT a replacement for professional council

Business name?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-21-2007, 04:35 PM
jkoepke jkoepke is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2
Business name?

I'm looking into copyrighting or registering, whichever it is, a business name for a film company. I've searched a bunch online and can't seem to find a definite answer -- just a lot of info to wade through. Is it true that you only register a name in your state, and not necessarily nation wide? Do I just do it through my state's government website?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


jesse.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 10-21-2007, 05:54 PM
Swampy's Avatar
Swampy Swampy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Swamps of Florida
Posts: 4,418
Re: Business name?

Here in Florida you register with the state. I also filed a fictitious name in the newspaper (DBA - doing business as). My attorney helped me set up my business as a sole proprietorship.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 10-21-2007, 08:52 PM
Mike Mike is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Grand Junction CO USA
Posts: 683
Re: Business name?

You need to contact an attorney in your state to get that all worked out.

I do not believe that you can copyright a company name, but you can get a registered trademark, but that is just my opinion. Remember that I am not an attorney. I am just a photographer and sometime retoucher even though I sometimes dabble in amateur brain surgery.......
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 10-21-2007, 11:57 PM
jkoepke jkoepke is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2
Re: Business name?

Brain surgery, wow. That's intense. Either way, thanks for the advice.


jesse.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Business > Legal Issues


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Business Opportunity Jim Conway Classifieds 0 03-18-2006 02:11 PM
Photo Art Business Feedback Requested chaosstudio Photo-Based Art 7 10-02-2005 11:41 AM
Starting a home business d_kendal Work/Jobs 37 03-15-2005 07:04 PM
CD-R business cards d_kendal Salon 8 06-15-2002 12:45 PM
Starting a business Jill Work/Jobs 11 01-02-2002 04:28 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved