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What is my business's legal name?


DBA (Doing Business As) Filing Service


A business has only one official "legal name", which is determined by its type of organization. For organizations like Limited Partnerships, LLCs, and Corporations which file with their Secretary of State upon creation, the legal name is the exact business name used in that filing. For Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships, the legal name is the personal name(s) of the owner(s). For example, John Doe.



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