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Frequently Asked Questions

How can you ensure that your Pennsylvania business name is not infringing on the service mark or trademark of another Pennsylvania LLC?

To avoid such issues, you should conduct a thorough search on the Pennsylvania Department of State's website to ensure that your chosen business name is not already in use or too similar to an existing name. In addition to this, you should also conduct a search on the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) database. This will help you to ensure that your business name does not infringe on any federally registered trademarks. Remember, even if a business name is available in Pennsylvania, it may still be trademarked at the federal level. Furthermore, you should also consider hiring a trademark attorney to conduct a comprehensive search and provide legal advice. This can help you avoid potential legal issues in the future. It's also important to note that certain words are prohibited in business names in Pennsylvania. These include words that suggest a connection to a federal or state government agency, and certain words related to banking, education, and professional services.
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