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Check the availability of a name for your new business with the Secretary of State of Kentucky, Indiana or any other state. There are also forms at these sites to allow you to reserve a name.

Need help? Please see our articles:

  Business Name Selection Considerations

  Picking the Right Name for Your Company


A Few Words About Federal Trademark Registration



Secretary of State


Secretary of State

Links to All Secretary of State Offices

via NASS

the National Association of Secretaries of State Web site



Link to United States Patent and Trademark Office Search Engine


Check to see if the name, logo, or slogan you want to use has been registered as a Federal trademark or service mark.

This should not be considered conclusive and you may want to investigate obtaining a professional search.


Domain Name Search and Registration Sites

Access WHOIS Domain Information Returns Network Solutions® ID data.

Network Solutions® The original domain name registrar.® Domain name registrar.

GoDaddy® Domain name registrar currently offering discounts and additional "free" service add on tools.

AnyNameFree Advises if name is available and suggests others.

ThomasNet Search engine based on the Thomas Register® of American Manufacturers. Provides a way to search for name by company, product/service, brand, CAD model, etc.


More Articles and Links to Help Find a Name for Your Business

Business Naming Myth Blasters

Winning The Name Game - Selecting a Name for My Business

Naming Your Business - Nice set of links to articles and resources to help you pick a good name for your business and avoid common mistakes in doing so. This link takes you to the Web site.

How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your Blog or Startup

10 tips for naming your company, product, or service

What is the secret to of creating a memorable, enduring name for a company? Nice article by David Placek, founder and president of Lexicon Branding.  

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