You might decide to close your business for a number of reasons. Perhaps it is no longer financially feasible, or maybe you are moving on to something else. Regardless of the reason, there are several legal tasks you’ll need to undertake to protect yourself, your credit, and your reputation within the community—especially if you think you might want to have another business someday.
When most people start a business, they tend to put off legal issues until other things have been dealt with. Business owners know that legal issues will require the services of a lawyer, which can be both expensive and intimidating. But the truth is that some legal issues regarding your new business should be dealt with from the start and trademarking your business name is just one example.
Many of the entrepreneurs we talk to, spend a lot of time and money coming up with a unique brand name or logo or slogan, but then they skip the important step of actually protecting it. It is easier than you might think for someone to claim your idea as their own. The first step is to register your trademark. This article outlines the six necessary steps you will need to take to trademark your company name.