Need Help Picking A Name And Have A ? About Getting Licensed

Decorating By aprilcake Updated 17 Mar 2008 , 12:24am by kakeladi

aprilcake Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 6:16pm
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Hi everyone! I am having trouble coming up with a fun/unique name for my business! I want a name but I know that so many are taken. First question....how do I go about getting licensed for a home bakery in ohio, secondly, if someone in another state has a name that I like...can I use it in ohio or can only one person in the whole u.s.a have the one name? for instance...i love cakebliss but there is a site with that already...does that mean when I go to get licensed in Ohio I wont be able to use that name? ALso...my name is april and so I was thinking of Aprilcakes but someone on the web has that too...how do I know if I can use a certain name or not?

So...I would so appreciate any help on these questions...and PLEASE HELP ME come up with a name!

Love, april

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kakeladi Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 12:24am
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Each state has different rules/laws regarding getting licensed and names.
For the most part a name cannot be repeated in your town &/or county.
There were many who used the name I had....The Cake Shoppe. I was very unhappy about that when one place started advertising X-rated cakes as their speciality because some people thought it was meicon_sad.gif

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