Hyattsville, MD asked in Contracts and Business Formation for Maryland

Q: Do I have to re-file my trade name if I had reinstated the LLC under a new legal name after it was forfeited?

Trade name was filed in 2020, the LLC name changed 2022

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1 Lawyer Answer
Shaneka Johnson
Shaneka Johnson
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: In Maryland trade name registrations are valid for 5 years. Trade names register the core name of the business, without the "Inc., LLC, etc." designation. Renewed businesses are covered under their new designation if they retain the core name on their trade name registration.

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