Doing Business As
A “DBA” name is commnly referred to as a “trade name” in this state.
According the Arizona Secretary of State, “The registration of trade names and marks is not legally required in Arizona, but is an accepted business practice.” However, they also mention, “as a precaution, it is highly suggested that you refrain from purchasing business cards or advertising prior to receiving your certificate of registration in the mail.”
In Arizona you can file your DBA (aka trade name, assumed name or fictitious business name) yourself with your Secretary of State. Or, use a legal document service such as Swyft Fillings to handle the entire process for you.
Swyft Fillings charges $99.00 (plus state filing fees) for Arizona DBA’s. Click here to learn more about pricing.
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
What is the difference between a fictitious business name and a DBA “doing business as” name? … Read More
If I have an LLC or corporation, am I required to file a DBA under that name as well? … Read More
If I am running a sole proprietorship under my personal name, do I need to file a DBA? … Read More
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