hi i live in california (sylmar area) and i was wondering if you guys can tell me where to go to see if a name is already taken?? i want to make a webpage and business cards.... i googled the name i am interested in and a restaraunt came up in florida...does this make it off limits to me here???
You can search LA County business names here:
I would also do a federal trademark search:
If another business with your name holds a federal trademark or sells wholesale in your area that would be an issue, otherwise you should be OK.