Augusta, GA asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Georgia

Q: If I form a Domestic LLC named "XYZ Co. LLC" do I need to file a DBA with my county to advertise as simply "XYZ Co."?

The Domestic LLC will officially be registered with the GA Secretary of State as "XYZ Co. LLC". I'm just trying to find out if I'm required to file for a DBA/Trade Name to drop the LLC portion for any kind of advertising or just reference to the company in general.

1 Lawyer Answer
Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Generally, just dropping the company designation (LLC or Inc.) does not require a trade name registration.

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