I filed a DBA before creating an LLC, but am currently in the process of dissolving the LLC. I would like to keep working under the business name through the DBA listing that I did previously in 2011. The DBA I would think is still valid for the 5 year run of DBAs in California, but since I filed the same name as an LLC I am unsure if the dissolving of the LLC affects my original fictitious business name filing.
If your dba was filed by you as an individual you are correct it lasts for 5 years, and should still be valid unlessyou re-registered the dba under the LLC. If you did , prudene says re-file.
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You will need to file an amended statement, pay a new filing fee, and re-publish -- a small price to pay to keep your business name attached to your business.
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You are correct that a Dba is good for 5 years. The fact that you set the LLC up with the same name does not effect the Dba,. unless you assigned Dba to the LLC.
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