A friend of mine has a small business she’s been operating for the past year. Before she opened her business, she went down to the country clerks office and ran a business name search. She didn’t see anyone having the same name so she registered it as her DBA.
Fast forward a year later and she gets a call from another business saying she’s using their business name. The reason their name didn’t come up in the county search is they’re a Corporation and they are registered with the state. They have been in business for 18 years doing the same thing she’s doing.
They gave her 30 days to change her name or they will litigate…is she screwed?