We can also assist companies in reserving their name at the Texas Secretary of State and any assumed name filing in their county of residence. Once the legal structure of the business has been determined, and if a separate business name will be used, the business name must be registered with the county clerk’s office and/or the Secretary of State.
It is very important to do a thorough search when considering a business name. If a corporation and an unincorporated company have very similar names, neither automatically has the right to the name. If both parties have properly filed the Assumed Name Certificate, the courts will most likely have to decide this matter. Taking the time necessary to conduct the name research up front will help avoid legal costs after the business is opened and operating.