Mergers & Acquisitions

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Assumed Name


A fictitious name used by an entity that does not wish to do business publicly using its legal entity or corporate name.


Acme Inc. (the corporation) may conduct business as Acme Hamburgers (assumed name).

See Also

Doing business as (DBA).


Assumed names are filed at the state, city, or local level. Jurisdictions require that entities identify the responsible party for an assumed name so the public knows who can be held responsible for acts of the business using the assumed name.