Oklahoma Business Name Search
Before searching the Oklahoma Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities within the Oklahoma business name database. We suggest coming with a few name ideas in-mind incase any are unavailable, you can also download the full Oklahoma entity name guidelines here (click here to download)
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Contacting the local Secretary of State (SOS) office via Phone or Email is free and is the most reliable way to check your business name availability.
Online, you can search for Oklahoma businesses entities for free via the Oklahoma Secretary of State website (click here to visit). All you have to do is enter the entire phrase or a keyword you’re interested in. If a business name containing your query already exists in the database, the search engine will provide you with that information.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can register your business name via the Oklahoma Secretary of State (SOS) SOSDirect Portal (click here to visit).
– In Oklahoma, you have options for the registration of a trade name or a fictitious name.
– To benefit from the online filing and registration options, you will have to create a profile in the online portal.
– Fees will vary depending on the corporate structure you have chosen for your business but the typical amount is 25 dollars.
To register your business name, you will need to go through the following steps:
– Download and fill out all of the required forms here.
– Decide whether you’re going to use your given name for the company or if you’re going to register a trade name.
– Trade name registration is mandatory and your choice will have to be approved by the Oklahoma Secretary of State.
– To complete the process successfully, you’ll need a full set of documents that include licenses, permits, proof you meet zoning requirements (when applicable), building permits, etc. These vary depending on the industries and the activities your company will engage in. The Oklahoma Business Registration system will give you a complete list of the requirements.
– You will also need an employer identification number (EIN), a business bank account and proof of tax payment.
Finally, if you want to legally protect your name 100 percent, you will need to do trademark filing. This will keep companies in Oklahoma and other parts of the US from using the title.
There are strict rules and regulations when it comes to what an acceptable Oklahoma business name is. A title that has been registered by another business entity and is already in use cannot be registered a second time. To register a business name successfully, you will have to make sure your choice is distinguishable from other entries already on record.
It’s a good idea to register a business name that isn’t too similar to a title already on record. Federal laws and trademark protection could eventually get you into legal trouble, even if the name is not 100 percent identical.
Take some time to modify an existing idea or come up with a completely new one as a way to distinguish your Oklahoma business.
If you’re still unable to find a business name that suits you, try using our business name generator to get unique name ideas (click here to find our business name generator).
Registering your business Domain/website
Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to check if the domain name is available for your business. The last thing you want is to register your business name and find out another competitor or company already has a website with your name! Use our domain check below to instantly check availability.
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