On the last All Up In Yo Business, we answered the question on what exactly holding companies were. Another common question we get at 180 is “should I include ‘LLC’ in my trademark?” The majority of states require that your business name has some indication that it’s an LLC. Typically, it will be something like “Business Name, LLC” or “Business Name Ltd.” For corporations, it might be “Business Name, Inc.” In other words, some type of entity designator usually has to be in the legal business name. This brings about the confusion on if you should include LLC in your trademark.

However, the problem here is with the original question “should I include [fill in the blank] in my trademark?

What the question really should be is: “what is my trademark?” Because, ultimately, the answer depends on if you want to include LLC in your trademark.



Tune in to the new episode of All Up In Yo’ Business to see if you should include LLC in your trademark. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more All Up In Yo’ Business! Contact us today if you need help with your trademark.

Want more information on trademarks? Check out: Is My Logo a Trademark or Copyright?