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thenroberts thenroberts is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
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Company Name...

I'm planning to set up a web development company..i'm now going thoug the exciting but grueling stage of picking a name. I have a few ideas but dont know about the legalaties of choosing a company name i.e. tradmarks and copyrights...etc. Any advice woud be welcomed.
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shane74 shane74 is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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Are you definately starting off as a company? If you're just starting out you may want to consider becoming a sole trader as it is more straight forward in terms of running the business and the paperwork. You could always incorporate in a year or two depending on your circumstances in the future.
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Martin Martin is offline
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Hi

You should find this page from the BusinessLink website interesting.

http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg...cId=1073859929

A name cannot be copywrited so you don't have to worry about this, to check if it's a trademark you can search online at http://www.patent.gov.uk/tm .

And to make sure no one else is using the name for a Limited Company you can search the records at Companies House http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk

Your local business link advisor should be able to help you.

All the best

Martin
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