Business License Registration Attorney Alexandria VA
Registering a business name is a critical step for any business. It is the first step toward starting a business.
Depending on the business type, you’ll probably need a business license registration for state and federal reasons, and sometimes even at the county or city level depending on local laws.
Why Register Your Business?
Business registration comes with plenty of benefits. But here are the most critical ones:
- Registering a business complies with laws
- It protects your business against someone else doing business under the same name
- It is a requirement to establish a business bank account
- It assures customers and client that you’re a legitimate business
The 3 Ways to Execute Business Registration
Registering a company creates an entity for your business in a state and licenses a business to operate. Here are three ways to go about it:
File a Doing Business As (DBA)
DBA, also a Fictitious business name is the assumed business name. As a sole proprietor, you can legally do business in your state under your fictitious business name, but you’ll lack limited liability protection.
If you register a DBA without first forming an LLC, Corporation, or some legal entity type, your state will recognize your business as a sole proprietorship.
Create a Business Structure
When you’re considering registering a business name, creating a business structure is a common path.
In the process of forming your business structure—whether a sole proprietorship, an LLC, or Corporation, a business name is registered along.
Register a Trademark
Trademarking your business can be the strongest way to protect a business against infringers and register a business name. Registering a trademark presents extra protection.
And when you trademark with the federal government, you get protection in every state.
Do you need a Lawyer in Business Registration?
It isn’t a legal requirement. But it is highly advisable you work with a business lawyer to prepare and file you business license registration because there are tons of legal decision you’ll make through the process.
And in Virginia, Mughal Law Firm is reputable enough to help file a DBA, creating a business structure, or registering a trademark. Start protecting your business name today by registering it through Mughal Law Firm. Give us a call or fill out the form below.