Woburn, MA asked in Business Formation for Massachusetts

Q: If I have a Service Mark under an LLC can this be considered a "business name" to add to a business bank account?

I have an events LLC producing different types of events. I would like to have two brands under the main LLC to do business as. If I trademark or service mark the 2 event brand names, would that be enough to do business as and add the name to a business bank account? Or would I also need to open DBAs within my town. I would like the trade or service mark to protect the name on a statewide level, where the DBA does not do that.

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John Espinosa

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  • Lowell, MA
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A: It isn't one or the other, they have different purposes. The short answer is that you should probably do both in order to accomplish everything you describe, and likely other things too. Hire a business attorney to give you specific advise on all of this.

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