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.

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