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Business Formation

Trademark Creation

BUSINESS FORMATION

Our BUSINESS FORMATION service includes the essential elements for the quick (usually within 48 hours) legal formation of your company in New York or Delaware.  This service is available in two modalities:

Business Formation - New York

For single-owner LLCs (managed by owner) our flat fee of €400 includes the following:

  • Preparation of the following documents:
    • Articles of organization
    • Single-owner operating agreement
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) Application

For LLCs with two or more owners (managed by owners) our flat package our flat package fee of €600 includes the following:

  • Preparation of the following documents:
    • Articles of organization
    • Operating agreement
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number Application

Venture capitalists prefer corporations because of the three defining characteristics of this entity choice: easy transferability of interests, perpetual duration and limited liability. Our flat fee of €800 includes the following:

  • Preparation of the following documents:
    • Certificate of incorporation
    • Company by-laws
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number Application

This entity choice is available to corporations that are formed for the purpose of creating a material positive impact on society and the environment.  Benefit corporations must have a specific public benefit, which by definition includes the following examples:

  • providing low-income or underserved individuals or communities with beneficial products or services;
  • promoting economic opportunity for individuals or communities beyond the creation of jobs in the normal course of business;
  • preserving the environment;
  • improving human health;
  • promoting the arts, sciences or advancement of knowledge;
  • increasing the flow of capital to entities with a public benefit purpose; and
  • the accomplishment of any other particular benefit for society or the environment.

Our flat fee of €1500 includes the following:

  • Check availability of proposed Benefit Corporation name
  • Preparation of the following documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Corporate Bylaws
  • Filing Certificate of Incorporation with NY Department of State
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) Application

Not-for-profit companies in New York may be formed either as a Charitable Corporation or a Non-charitable Corporation. Unlike business corporations, a not-for-profit corporation may not be formed for pecuniary profit or financial gain and the corporation’s assets, income or profit generally may not be distributed to or otherwise used to benefit the corporation’s members, directors or officers. Our flat fee of €1500 includes the following:

  • Preparation of the following documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Corporate Bylaws
  • Filing Certificate of Incorporation with NY Department of State
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) Application

This entity choice is available for engineers, architects, physicians, lawyers, dentists and other professions specified by the NY Department of Education. Our flat fee of €1200 includes the following:

  • Preparation of the Articles of Organization
  • Obtaining Certificate of Authority (from the Department of Education)
  • Filing the Articles of Organization with NY Department of Education and with the NY Department of State
  • Filing Certified Articles of Organization with NY Department of Education
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) Application

This entity choice is available for founders who are licensed or otherwise legally permitted to practice a professional service, including physicians, lawyers and other professions specified by the NY Department of Education. Our flat fee of €800 includes the following:

  • Check availability of proposed LLP name
  • Preparation of Certificate of Registration
  • File Certificate of Registration with NY Department of Education and NY Department of State
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) Application

This entity choice is available to companies that will provide professional services in engineering and/or architecture and/or land surveying and/or landscape architecture.  Our flat fee of €1200 includes the following:

  • Check availability of proposed Design Professional Corporation (DPC) name
  • Preparation of the following documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Moral Character Attestations (for unlicensed shareholders)
  • Filing Certificate of Incorporation with NY Department of State and NY Department of Education
  • Filing certified Certificate of Incorporation with NY Department of Education
  • Obtaining Certificate of Authority for engineers and land surveyors
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) Application

One or more professionals may form a professional service corporation (P.C.) for the purpose of rendering the professional service or services that the professionals are authorized to practice. This entity choice is specifically available for engineers, architects, accountants, physicians, lawyers, veterinarians and chiropractors in NY. Our flat fee of €1200 includes the following:

  • Check availability of proposed Professional Service Corporation (PC) name
  • Preparation of the following documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Corporate Bylaws
  • Filing Certificate of Incorporation with NY Department of State and NY Department of Education
  • Filing certified Certificate of Incorporation with NY Department of Education
  • Obtaining Certificate of Authority from NY Department of Education
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) Application

Business Formation - Delaware

Venture capitalists prefer corporations because of the three defining characteristics of this entity choice: easy transferability of interests, perpetual duration and limited liability. Our flat fee of €1100 includes the following:

  • Preparation and filing of the following:
    • Articles of incorporation for Delaware
    • Subsequent qualification in another state
    • Employer Identification Number Application
  • Preparation of the following documents:
    • Company by-laws

This entity choice is available to companies that will create a positive effect, including effects of an artistic, chartable, cultural, economic, educational, environmental, literary, medical, religious, scientific or technological nature.

Our flat fee of €1500 includes the following:

  • Check availability of proposed Public Benefit Corporation name
  • Preparation of the following documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Corporate Bylaws
  • Filing Certificate of Incorporation with Delaware Secretary of State
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) Application

Any corporation granted an exemption by the IRS as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c) is exempt from Delaware Corporate Income Tax.   Non-profit organizations include, but are not limited to:

  1. Fraternal beneficiary societies,
  2. Orders or associations, cemetery corporations and corporations organized or trusts created for religious, charitable, scientific or educational purposes or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, home owner associations,
  3. Business leagues or organizations not organized for profit but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare, as well as clubs organized and operated exclusively for pleasure, recreation and other non-profit purposes.

Our flat fee of €1500 includes the following:

  • Preparation of the following documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Corporate Bylaws
  • Filing Certificate of Incorporation with Delaware Secretary of State
  • Preparation and filing (with the IRS) of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) Application

Read our guides to learn the differences between various entity forms.

US TRADEMARK APPLICATION

When launching a US startup company, you can protect your business by registering US trademarks for your company name, logo and/or products. If you have a service-based company, you may wish to register a service mark.

Your trademark must be distinct. Names that are more distinct (ie, fanciful, arbitrary and suggestive names) are more likely to get approved during the trademark application process. Inherently descriptive names are only eligible for registration as a trademark after they have achieved secondary meaning (ie, the company/product/service name has come to be closely associated which a particular source).

OUR FEES FOR TRADEMARKING NAMES

Our lawyers will:

  • Advise you on legal principles and requirements for creating and registering a trademark or service mark in the US
  • Provide you with a search report describing potentially conflicting federal and common law trademarks. If significant conflicts are found for your proposed trademark, we will perform a second conflict search using a different proposed trademark.
  • Prepare and file your US trademark application

Our flat-rate fee for this service is €850.

Our lawyers will:

  • Advise you on legal principles and requirements for creating and registering a trademark or service mark in the US
  • Provide you with a search report describing potentially conflicting federal and common law trademarks. If significant conflicts are found for your proposed trademark, we will perform a second conflict search using a different proposed trademark.
  • Prepare and file your US trademark application

Plus

  • Guide you in the formulation of your positioning statement and brand personality
  • Guide and collaborate with you in generating name candidates

Our flat-rate fee for this service is €2800.

Let's start.

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