- Register your Company Name
Registering the name as a Company Name will automatically prevent someone from registering the same name, but it will not prevent them from registering a slight variation of the name.
- Register similar names
You may consider useful to register a few variations of your Company Name in order to prevent someone else doing so. These companies can then be left as dormant for years without too much cost or administration. This can be done through a Name Reservation Service.
- Registering names and logos as trademarks
Registering your name and logo as a trademark through the Intellectual Property Office can give it further protection
- Registering the name as a Domain Name
Even if you are not trading online, it is always worth, as a precautionary measure, to register your domain name at the time of the Company incorporation.
You can start now by checking if your company name is availalbe.