Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Forming an Entity?  What is the Difference Between the Principal Address and Mailing Address

When forming an entity, it is important to recognize the distinction between the “principal address” and “mailing address.” The “principal address” is the physical location where the company conducts business and must be physical Florida address (i.e. not a P.O. Box).

However, your “mailing address” does not have to be a Florida address or a physical location (i.e. a P.O. Box can be used).  Instead, the “mailing address” is simply a current and good address where you can be reached at any time.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

5 Quick Tips About Fictitious Names

1.  A fictitious name means any name under which a person transacts business in this state, other than his legal name.

2.  Registration under the Fictitious Name Act is for public notice only.  It does not affect trademark, service mark, or corporate name rights previously acquired by others in the same or similar name. 

3.  The applicant of the fictitious name is required to advertise the name to be registered at least once in a newspaper.

4.  The newspaper must publish the fictitious name in the county where the principal place of business of the applicant will be located.

5.  A fictitious name registration is valid for a period of 5 years and expires on December 31 of the 5th year.