How to register and protect your business name
After you have picked the perfect business name and gotten it reserved and approved, you will need to make sure it is legally yours and yours alone to use in Nigeria where you intend to conduct your business.
So whether you have picked to register your business as a sole proprietorship or as a limited liability company, ensure you follow the appropriate procedure to get it registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.
After you have duly registered your business, it’s advisable to trademark the business name as it gives you exclusivity to use the name for many years to come. It also helps consumers/customers easily identify/recognise your goods and services in the marketplace.
You’ll still need to look into whatever business licenses or permits you may need to actually operate your kind of business in the region/state in which the business is located. This will enable the business run smoothly and prevent trouble from the designated authorities in charge of such permits, thereby allowing you focus on the growth of the business.
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