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If you’re incorporating your business in multiple states under the same name but want to specify each branch by its location, D.B.A is a good option for you! Moreover, in case your services have changed or diversified, an assumed business (same as a D.B.A) name helps you define the function of your corporation.
Here are a number of advantages that come with setting up a D.B.A:
Despite the good options a D.B.A provides, you will still need either an LLC, corporation or non-profit to get liability protection. Apart from this, some counties require you to renew your D.B.A every 5 to 10 years. The process of setting up a D.B.A will cost you different kinds of expenses such as registering the D.B.A, reserving the name, being able to trademark it and the like. Additionally, D.B.A unfortunately don’t provide any kind of legal protections for you business either.
Often times, the domain you might be looking for appears unavailable. In such cases, Doing Business As comes in handy to provide the opportunity of continuing on with your business under a different name. It also becomes easier if you believe you’ll ranch out into various other services after your company takes off. D.B.A allow you to diversify the services you offer whilst creating a variation in your registered D.B.A without hassle, or needing to start up a brand-new corporation!
Doing Business As and Trademarks have completely different functions in the corporate world. A D.B.A verifies your intent to start a business under a different name from your legal/official company name. On the other hand, a Trademark identifies as an intellectual property registration type which protects the branding of your business.
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If you don’t want to use your legal company name, then a D.B.A is legally required.
Registering a Trademark is not a requirement, but a D.B.A is if you are running a business named different to your personal or official company name.
In certain states you may be required to submit a D.B.A if you use your legal name.
You will require a D.B.A in most states if use a different business name than your LLC or Corporation.
D.B.A do not provide liability protection. You will need to form an LLC or Corporations for it.