Stealing a business name
One of our notaries was accused of stealing someone’s business name. The notary went to a signing and said she was associated with some other gentleman with a particular name. I don’t remember the name, and would be confidential in any case. The client was having some paperwork notarized that would be used to register a company name in Wyoming.
I couldn’t figure this situation out, so I emailed the client, and they said that the notary name was registered the next day by the friend of the notary, but not the notary themselves. They registered his business name before he could register it. Why would someone go out of their way to steal someone else’s business name? This poor client had already printed out business cards and mailing labels with his future business name, and now he couldn’t register it.
What a sad story. The moral of the story is don’t print your cards until your business name registration is complete. Someone else can register that name up to seconds right before you attempt to!!!
Notaries are encouraged to register their business names, and get a business license. Notaries with official business names get considerably more business than those that don’t have a notary business name!
(1) One of our notaries was accused of stealing a signer’s business name right before it got registered!
(2) One of our notaries registered a clients’ business name 24 hours before the client went to register it.
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