National Sportswear Incorporated

 NATIONAL SPORTSWEAR INCORPORATED

Welcome to National Sportswear Incorporated.

National Sportswear is a fully incorporated corporation in the USA which pays Federal and State taxes under its legal entity name “National Sportswear Incorporated.” The name is also Trademarked with the United States Federal Trademark Office as a “non-contestable trademark and service mark” under several International Codes as “National Sportswear ®.” We also own many domains that are registered with ICANN as “NationalSportswear” and “National Sportswear” under the different domain extensions such as dot com, dot org, and such as this one(that you’re on right now) dot net.

There two very important reasons that will explain why we have many domain names registered with “our” name. The first is to protect the consumer from confusion and the other is to protect other businesses from mistakenly using our name. Some may call this cybersquating. But it is not. Cybersquating is when a company uses another company’s name one their own website to fool the search engines and visitors into believing they are the “original company or corporation that owns that particular name.” A tactic used to gain search engine status under those particular names and piggy back off the fame of older and much stronger domains. If you register your name as a corporation. You are 100% within your rights to buy every name that matches your corporation name as a domain name. It is yours because it is in fact, your legal identification. And by doing so, you are taking the necessary actions to avoid consumer confusion. Of course, not everyone can afford a hundred domain names. That can be rather expensive. So my advice here is to at minimum grab what are called the top domains. Like dot com, dot net and dot org.

A DBA or alternate name is “NOT” your legal identification. This is a misconception by many, including those who register DBA’s.

Corporation name equals real name and real identity. DAB  means doing business as and is not a real name and is even less of an identity because it is not the name for which a DBA pays its taxes under. A DBA pays taxes under its actual corporate name which “is” it’s real name and real identity. So there you have it, an “Alternate name ” or “DBA name” not real a name. It’s simply a “Fictitious name” that has no legal protection because it is not the name it pays taxes under.
Just like a person has a social security card with a number which is “the only number” the government will recognize you as because this is the number that represents your “real name” and the name for which you pay your Federal and State taxes under.

Never let anyone tell you otherwise.
It’s just this simple. (period)

Yes, there will be people out there who will argue this. You know the people the internet was built around, the intelects. So, they would like to be refered to by their friends. The one’s who will argue a peach is not a peach or gravity does not exist on Earth. They have the most colorful arguments. But in the end the IRS which is the Department of Internal Revenue Services is going to be the ones you have to convince. And all I can say is good luck with that. They were’nt born yesterday.

If you are serious about building a company and you plan on putting your lifelong efforts into such an endeavor. You may find this website and the information that I am providing beneficial or at minimum informative to help guide you through the entangled web of entrepreneurship and the decisions you will face along your journey.

And yes, when a peach ripens it does fall to the ground
(or it is eaten if seen in time by a hungry Panda). Thank you, Master Oogway!

Why incorporate?

There are many choices one should make when beginning a business.
And the first one which we would probably agree on is coming up with a name.
The name of a business is about as important as your own name. What I mean by this is that a name is what everyone from that day on is going to recognize you as. Just as your friends or family call you by your name, your customers will call your business by its name. Regardless of the type of business, you plan to start. Whether it be a service oriented business or a business that manufactures or sells products. People are going to remember your name ( so you would hope). Consider a name that best describes what you will do. For instance, my corporation is called National Sportswear. When you see this name you immediately think that this must be a company that sells sportswear nationally.
If this is what you thought, you would be correct.

Another type of name you could use for your business is a made up word, like Dinglebot (of course this could be descriptive too.
There are pros and there are cons to this form of naming.
The pros, maybe no one has it.
The cons, it is unrecognizable. Meaning when you or anyone sees this word, they have no idea what it means, what it represents or what it does. You are going to have to educate every individual who sees it.

Your next task at hand is to make sure no one is using your name. Not the easiest task around and if anyone tells you there is a place where you can find every conceivable company name being used, they would be lying.
However, there are some pretty solid solutions out there that will get you a 99% result.
You could begin by typing it in on search engines to see if the name you think you might like is on the internet.

Another method is to go to a website called Whois.com and run a domain name search to see if your name is taken. This increases your odds to 99.9% now.
Why?
Well, we can rest our worries knowing that “most” people who own a business have some level of intelligence and would obviously want that name for their domain name. I like to think of this as common sense.
Of course, we do need some sort of system to gauge what is considered intelligence. So expect the unexpected, there are zeros out there. Because without them, we wouldn’t have the 100s.

And this is why this is a 99.9% fail safe system.
I give 100% credit to the zeros for making it this way. Or should I have said, “I give 100% credit to the 0.1s out there?”
There are billions of domain names ( maybe I should have said hundreds of millions) and websites today. So the likeliness of someone owning your wanted name will most likely appear here.
Leave no stone unturned. Search on Google, Whois, Yahoo, AOL, Bing, Lycos, Webcrawler, Dogpile and even Facebook! (All use the extension dot com)
If it doesn’t appear in the whois database, you can purchase it through Whois or other domain name registrars such as Domain.com, Domains.com, Godaddy.com or buydomains.com (there are many domain registrars and all of them charge differently. So find the cheapest you can.)

But before you jump with joy, I strongly suggest you use the uspto.gov website and do a trademark search too.
Why?
There are the select few that do not care for the internet and simply own the name.

Search the wayback machine ” internetarchives.com” and especially search the United States Library of Congress and my favorite The United States Department of Revenue; the IRS.  Because in the end, it the United States Federal Government who makes any final decision. That is, if you reside in the USA.

Good luck!

Why be geeky about searching your name?
Remember statistics 101. Remember the 0’s out there? (or the 0.1’s) They “do exist.”

But, no matter how much time you put into searching your perfect name. There is always going to be the potential possibility that someone else is using your name or even parked your name for future use.
I’ll explain later what parking a name is.

Those are the vultures, name hogs, hoarders, well you get the picture. I could call them worse, like con artists, criminals, low lifes and so on. These are the elite 0.1 percent. And I can honestly say they will spend every ounce of energy to try and steal your name and convince the world that they own your name based on a fictitious of DBA registration. They think of it as the free ticket in life. Leech off the hard work of others and convince everyone they know how bad you are and how much they smell like roses.

So it is important!
Do things the honest way and the honest people will applaud you for it.

And those who do not valiant your effort?
Well, don;t waste your time with them. Chances are they fall in the same category as those who commit the act of deception. There is a famous saying, “birds of a feather flock together.”

Just do your best to rise about these 0.1s, ignore them and move on.

That’s a give me. (Or you will drive yourself crazy.)
Which when you think of it, is exactly what those kind of people are. Crazy.

If you plan to conduct business in today’s world you will want a website. If not to use it to find new customers, at least to use it to provide your existing customers with the information they may want without them having to contact you every time they need an answer.
So make sure your domain name is the same as your business name.
Just for that reason alone.
After all, why would you register Johny incorporated if you are going to use david.com?

Sound like a dumb analogy?
Not really.
Avoid confusion.
Only cons use confusion. It’s the same as deception.

Your customers will not like it.

Once you’ve gotten past those two steps or barriers.

Protect it!

The next position is to file a Federal Trademark for your name.
Federal Trademarks are categorized in what are known as IC numbers or International Code numbers.
These numbers represent the type of service or product you provide under this particular Trademark.
For instance, National Sportswear is Trademarked under several IC numbers.
One is IC25 which is for a line of clothing such as shirts, pants or jackets.
The other is IC 40 which is for the decoration of sportswear or clothing, such as silkscreen printing or custom embroidery.

The purpose of trademarking your name is to first allow anyone who might have that name the opportunity to oppose it. The Federal Trademark Office, if it grants you the right to use a specific name for a trademark will publish it before it actually grants it to you. This is to make sure no one else has it or is using it.

Of course, if you had done your legwork as I mentioned above. You should be safe or 99.9% safe.

Why?

Because it is every individual’s responsibility to make the public aware of its name!
By registering a domain name to be the very same name as your corporation name, you are in fact making a point of telling the world who you are. It is the “loudest call” to the masses. What I mean by this is very simple. There is no other place that reaches out to the largest group of people than the internet. (At least to date) So grab that domain name and tell the world who you are.

Hiding your name from the public does not grant you any rights (or at least it shouldn’t). What I mean by this is very simple. If you hide your name, you are obviously not using it. At least not using it properly. Remember, you are a business. And the whole concept of being in business is to be successful. So you would not be putting your full effort to make the public aware of who you are.
The courts may not agree with my analogy and perhaps the Federal Trademark Commission may not agree with my analogy. But what they will agree with is this. Trademark is also what it implies. A trade and a mark. If you chose to do a trade, then you must also mark that trade. To mark a trade is to make the public aware of your trade or your trade name. This is what marking a trade means.
Think of it like a lion. It marks its territory by peeing on trees. So, go pee on trees!

Let’s analyze a company. I am not one for leaving many stones unturned.

NIKE actually comes from the Greek word victory. But the company doesn’t sell victory and it doesn’t sell Greek books about victory. It is a sportswear company just like mine. Only much bigger. Well, so big it controls 90% of the sportswear industry. If you visit nike.com you will be visiting NIKE’s website. By the way, Nike is also a corporation and its name is Nike Incorporated.

NIKE actually comes from the Greek word victory. But the company doesn’t sell victory and it doesn’t sell Greek books about victory. It is a sportswear company just like mine. Only much bigger. Well, so big it controls 90% of the sportswear industry. If you visit nike.com you will be visiting NIKE’s website. By the way, Nike is also a corporation and its name is Nike Incorporated.

So as you can see. They incorporated their name as Nike Incorporated and they certainly let the mass majority of consumers know who they are by owning the domain name nike.com and of course dot net and dot org and so on.

I have always admired NIKE for the way they built their corporation. Of course Nike isn’t the only business to adopt these ethical methods. Apple computers, IBM, Microsoft, Stapples, Ebay, Amazon, Walmart, Lowes, Homedepot, Target, McDonalds, Wendys, and thousands upon thousands of companies all over the world do it this way.
I doubt very much you will find a company like Target Incorporated using a website called arrow.com

The purpose of these writings is to bring to light the difficulties we must face when we begin a business and the hardships we can face once we’ve made our business famous.
There is no doubt that taking the leap of faith is a difficult one. Some people say the rewards can be great. But I will tell you this. The only real reward is the one giving birth. Raising it as an infant and watching the world get to know it.
It’s hard work. You will encounter ups and downs. You will be attacked, admired, hated, liked and disliked. There will be people who are jealous of your efforts and people who will admire what you do.

My best advice is to ignore those who are jealous and thank those who appreciate your efforts.

But at the end of the day, if you are honest about what you do. No one can take that away from you.

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We’ve had this site for almost two decades now.

And we are asking you to make a conscientious choice.

It is important that everyone supports “fair and especially honest business practices.”

You can visit our main site
NATIONAL SPORTSWEAR
which is
www.nationalsportswear.com

We do not have any affiliations with any other companies using
our name “National Sportswear”

We are National Sportswear Incorporated
and
We also own these internet domains
www.nationalsportswear.com
www.nationalsportswear.net
www.nationalsportswear.info
www.nationalsportswear.us
www.nationalsportswear.org
and
We also own the United States Federal Trademarks for
NATIONAL SPORTSWEAR ®
and
The United States Internal Revenue Service
recognizes us as National Sportswear Incorporated.
(This is how “we” pay our taxes)

Just like companies such as Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Lowes, Coca~Cola, Pepsi, Target, Wal-Mart and thousands of other companies you’ve most likely grown to trust.
We have but one single simple name
National Sportswear ®
National Sportswear Incorporated
and of course our website
www.NationalSportswear.com

NO SURPRISES!

 

I’ve provided some pretty useful links below where you can search State Government databases for business names. The list may be missing links to the actual websites as I am still in the progress of linking them.

 


The United States Corporation Name Search and Status


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