Camarillo, CA asked in Business Formation for California

Q: Can I legally use the abbreviation Dr. In my business name if I'm not a Dr.? If not, can I combine it with another word?

Ex: The Tooth Dr.

Or The ToothDr.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: No. That would be false or misleading advertising.

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
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  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As you're learning, there's more to selecting a business name than many people realize. I litigate cases, but I know attorneys who help persons set-up businesses. Anyhow, speak with a local attorney today. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

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