Q: hi! I’m interested in purchasing a website w the name lashboss.com but I’m a little worried as I’m new to business
A: You’ll want to do a trademark search to be sure. You can do this yourself and there are books and resources that provide guidance on how to do so (you don’t want to just search the USPTO database because that won’t cover all potential threats to your trademark, although it’s a good start). If you don’t want to go that route, which will take some time and effort on your part, the most efficient way to do this is to hire an attorney or a trademark search service to perform the search. The attorney can generally file the trademark application for you as well, and advise on other aspects of setting up your business.
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