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Once a company is registered under a DBA, can you use original name as well?

After the company is registered as a DBA, can you use the DBA for one set of business and your original name for another set of business?

Dublin, CA -

Attorney Answers (4)

Paul Bradley Schroeder

Paul Bradley Schroeder

Contracts / Agreements Lawyer - Walnut Creek, CA
Answered

Your question is a little vague, but, generally speaking, you can do business as ABC, Inc. and as ABC, Inc. dba Bob's widgets without a problem.

Dana Howard Shultz

Dana Howard Shultz

Business Attorney - Oakland, CA
Answered

I agree with my colleagues - the answer is "yes".

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Alan James Brinkmeier

Alan James Brinkmeier

Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney - Chicago, IL
Answered

Do not defraud and both names original and DBA are accepted.

John Noah Kitta

John Noah Kitta

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Fremont, CA
Answered

Yes, you can use the original name as well, as long as the original name did not originally require a DBA. If your original name was a fictitious name, it would still require another filing.

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