Question by Assassin’s Advice: how do you start a film production company?
Answer by TradeMark Express
I looked into this specific field & posted the links I came across — hope they’re helpful to you! Most are associations; there are associations specific to country or even state. Do a search for [insert state name] film production association, if interested.
Prior to investing your time, money & effort into a business name, it is strongly advised that comprehensive research be conducted to ensure that the name you’re interested in is truly available.
This entails searching the pending & registered Federal and State trademark files as well as the US National Common-Law files. Then, if clear, you can decide if you would like to file for a Federal or a State trademark.
Research is needed to make sure your trade name is legally available, before opening, before expansion, before incorporation or before designing your logo. Similarities in sound, appearance and meaning affect you too!
There are 16+ million trade names in use in the United States. Similar names matter, if close in sound, appearance or meaning. Similar names in related classes, distribution channels and customer matter too. You are affected by Common Law use (14 million), State Trademarks (500,000) and Federal Trademarks (2 million).
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