Registering a New Company in Utah
There is no national registration of companies in the USA. All businesses are registered at the county or state level. Listed below is how to register in Colorado. The state or counties will not check (or care) if your name conflicts with names of other businesses in other states!
Corporations (both for-profit and non-profit), including C or S Corps, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), and Limited Liability Corporations (LLC), as well Sole Proprietorships and partnerships are only valid when registered with the Division of Corporations.
State of Utah
Division of Corporations & Commercial Code
160 East 300 South, 2nd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6705
Extensive information, including name checks, is available online through the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code website at:
NOTE: These notes are on registering the business only. You may also need a business license for any regulated businesses, and may also require city permits or licenses. These vary from city to city.
Trademarks: Utah does support its own trademarks. There is no way to designate a Utah only trademark, and most trademark professionals will advise you to use a Utah trademark only if you cannot get a federal registration and you will specifically be trading only in Utah.
Save yourself time and money by having a full trademark search done first through a naming agency (like this one in this site) or through a low cost online legal service. If your trademark application is rejected, you will lose your filing fee.
Sales Tax: In Utah, sales tax varies by county and city. If you will be selling taxable good or services (which is often the case unless you only sell to resellers), you will need to report this via the State Tax office at www.tax.utah.gov.
Largest Cities: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, Sandy, Orem, Ogden, West Jordan, Layton, Taylorsville, and St. George. Brighter Naming provides naming consulting services to all these cities within Utah, as marked also by the 801, 385 and 435 telephone area codes.
Utah takes its name from the Ute Indians, whose name means “people of the mountains”.
It is known as The Beehive State.
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Disclaimer: These are purely informational guidelines. For details in your particular case, please consult your lawyer, accountant or state/county office. Brighter Naming is not licensed to provide legal advice. The information here is provided as an informational service only.