Muskegon, MI asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Michigan

Q: If I create an acronym in order to advertise an event such as an open house do I have to have it licensed or approved?

A group of moms from church with small businesses and homemade crafts want to get together for a vendor show/open house. We can't identify ourselves with the church since it isn't a church sanctioned event, and we aren't from the Chamber of Commerce or any other official organization. Can we just call ourselves something, like CCBO, Christian Crafters and Business Owners?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: That would be fine. Do you plan to hold these or other events again in the future? If so, you might want to give some thought towards incorporating. That would make the name associated with the organization permanent.

If it's a one-time thing, it probably wouldn't be worth the hassle.

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