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Where do you get the information?

We actively monitor the United States Patent and Trademark Office and all 50 state business registrars, app stores (iOS & Android), and Google search to provide accurate information.

Should I care about incorporating in all 50 states?

If you plan on doing business, or expanding, to all 50 states in the future then it is advised your name does not conflict with existing businesses.

Should my social media handles match?

Now a days it's expected that a business is online. Their first search will likely be "www.YourBusinessName.com" and will assume your social media handles match accordingly.

What factors should I consider when naming my business?

You should be sure there are no existing businesses or trademarks with that name. This can be done via the 50 state business registrars and the US Patent and Trademark Office. Additionally, having matching social media handles is a huge plus!

Will you steal my business name?

A name is worth nothing without an associated brand, reputation, or product. So, no, we won't be poaching your next business's name.

Does this service register my business?

No, we do not incorporate, register, or purchase anything for your business. This is strictly used for research purposes.

Do I still need a lawyer to incorporate my company?

Yes. Our basic and pro searches are not legal advice. No information contained within this results should be construed as legal advice from Formal Founder.

How accurate is the search?

It is accurate enough for most preliminary searches. We try to keep our data as up-to-date as possible, but do suggest you complete a more thorough search at the specific registrar before moving forward however.

How much does it cost?

Our basic search is completely free, and I plan on keeping it that way! However, our Pro search will not be.

There was an issue with the search, how can I contact?

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