Doing Business As
In Texas, the term “assumed name” is most commonly used to refer to DBA’s. This state requires two filings.
“A domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or other foreign filing entity that regularly conducts business or renders a professional service in this state under a name other than its legal name must file an assumed name certificate with the secretary of state and with the county clerk in the appropriate county.” (Source: Texas Business & Commerce Code [TBCC] 71.103).
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In Texas you can file your DBA (aka trade name, assumed name or fictitious business name) yourself with your local County Clerk’s office. Or, use a legal document service such as Swyft Fillings to handle the entire process for you.
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DBA State Information
What is a DBA?
DBA, an acronym for ‘doing business as’, is a business filing, usually conducted at the state level, which declares that an individual, company or organization is operating a business under a name other than his/her birth name. DBA’s are commonly referred to as a fictitious business names, assumed business and trade names. All these terms mean the same thing. … Read More
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