One of the best resources any new or experienced businessperson can use is the United States Patent and Trademark Office at . Whether you are preparing to name your first company or you’re rebranding an existing business or product, make sure that you search for existing trademarks, as well any applicable patents. You may be able to register your own trademark without too much difficulty, but, for the safety of your business, we recommended finding an intellectual property attorney to assist you. If you’re filing for a patent, we strongly suggest you hire an attorney specializing in patent law. Patent filings can be very complex. Always protect your intellectual property the best that your budget and skills will allow. Owning the right domain name is an important piece of your company’s intellectual property.