If we create a C-corp business, e.g. ABC Widgets, Inc but then create a DBA in a person's name, e.g. Jane Doe, DBA ABC Widgets, Inc, does Jane Doe also benefit from the liability protection of ABC Widgets, Inc? Would Jane incur any personal liability from this type of business structure?
No, a person who is a DBA as a C-corp does not enjoy the liability protection of the C-corp. A DBA is simply a fictitious name that a business can use to operate under. It does not create a separate legal entity from the owner of the business. In the case of your example, if Jane Doe creates a...View More
Doing Business As or d/b/a is akin to a Trade Name. So, you could be a NH, LLC d/b/a "Jack Sparrow Goods" or whatever name you have. If you're doing business in another state, there are several important things to consider such as registration in each state, taxes, consumer...View More
We have 5 kids and 20 years worth of all you can imagine from that and inherited items. We both work, I make over 100k. This thing I’ve been procrastinating to do is a ton of work but also fun and rewarding. I’m probably going to hit the 20k cash in threshold for PayPal to issue a 1099. I’ve... View More
The IRS has what’s considered a the hobby loss rules, which is essentially they will check to see whether you have entered into business with a profit motive. If you never make a profit and your intent is to tak the losses on your return, the IRS will consider what your doing a hobby and not an...View More
My partner and I are starting a rally company, an exotic auto enthusiast adventure. We came up with the name Apex Rally, and come up with a great logo. We fell in love with it and could really see the company coming to life in our minds. We just discovered a company in a different state (New York),... View More
The answer to your question involves a bit more than name comparison. At least trade channels, zone of natural expansion, and use of the senior mark should also be considered. If you are starting a business, it is a good idea to engage an IP attorney to complete a clearance search for the name and...View More
Though trademarks will depend on how you use the word or phrase, the answer is very likely no. There are numerous live marks which primarily rely on "Goat" and "G.O.A.T.", including marks which list only those words or acronyms respectively. Without doing a full search, it...View More
I am a graduated STEM international student and currently working under OPT status. My OPT time is up around mid-February and I need to extend my OPT. The company I am working for is an E-verify staffing company but unfortunately because of the upcoming OPT... View More
Based on your question and facts, an LLC would seem better...however I strongly suggest you talk an attorney in the your state for the proper registration procedures...there are many things you may miss if you try to do it yourself all to your detriment. Always best to let a professional handle...View More
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