Registering a farm name?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Dreams30, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Dreams30

    Dreams30 Lady Rider

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    Does anyone know how to go about registering/claiming a farm name so that if someone else uses the name later, you have first claim?
     
  2. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    I think that it would simply be done through copyright laws.
    Are you prepared for legal battles to protect it once copyrighted?
     

  3. woodsrunner

    woodsrunner Well-Known Member

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    Providing you're running the place as a legitamate business. I'd go to my county clerks office and file a DBA (Doing Business As). That would protect you within a reasonable distance for face to face sales

    If you wanted it protected on a larger scale, I believe it becomes a trademark. At this point it may be wise to ask your attourney how to proceed.
     
  4. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The Name I use is on my Semi and business cards too. that way its legal I am going to get my own Authority soon then lease it out also. that means it will be incorperated too.
     
  5. GREEN_ALIEN

    GREEN_ALIEN Sunny, Wet, Tornadoey SD!

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    Go to your local Dept of Licensing office and apply for a business license and a TRADENAME. In WA the Tradename is 15$ and may differ where you are at.

    Windy is kinda right... it is great to have a registered name but it doesn't mean squat if you can't afford to defend it, or have the desire to defend it...