St. George, UT asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Government Contracts for Utah

Q: When referring to a DBA, is there any other legal term that can be used instead of "a company of.."? Like for websites?

1 Lawyer Answer
Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: It seems like you're inquiring about alternative legal terminology for "a company of..." in the context of a DBA, which stands for "doing business as." Just to clarify, a DBA is simply a declared alias that a company or an individual is using for their business activities. So, for Acme Widgets operating as Roadrunner Products, their documents would state "Acme Widgets DBA Roadrunner Products." Keep in mind, a DBA doesn't create a separate legal entity; it's an alias for the existing business entity, whether that's a company or an individual entrepreneur. Therefore, the term "company" should only be used if there is indeed a legally recognized company structure in place behind the DBA.

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