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Own or Trading name- legalities

Discussion in 'Photography Forum' started by Jonny Guitar, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Jonny Guitar

    Jonny Guitar New Member

    Hi all,

    I know this has no doubt been touched upon many times, but I'm working on expanding my freelance video work and thinking about how I might advertise etc- I don't really want to go down the 'company' route yet but I think I should probably have a trading name on ads etc that makes doing business a little less personal and more business-like- so I'm wondering if I come up with a name and website etc., where I stand legally, would I have to register a trading name if I'm just still essentially a sole trader?

    Many thanks for any views guys,

    Jon
     
  2. PaintTheSky

    PaintTheSky New Member

    I'm no expert, but I've just set up as a sole trader and am using a trading name. My business bank account etc is my name, trading as 'Paint The Sky'. Essentially I am a sole trader, there are no legal differences.

    You might want to consider trademarking your business name though as you are more likely to have someone using the name/wanting to use it rather than your actual name.
     

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