Delaware Fictitious Name Registration & Renewal
Business entities that plan to use a name other than their legal business name may need to register an assumed name. Assumed name registration can take place at the state, local, or state and local levels of government. State specific registration information is available below.
Initial Application for Registration
Online or mail.
|Is registration mandatory?:|
Sole-proprietorships, partnerships, and other associations that do not want to include their surnames in the company name may be required to file a registration for a fictitious name. Legally incorporated companies and certain joint stock associations are not required to file a registration.
|County Level Filing:|
Fictitious names are filed at the county level in Delaware.
|Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:|
Trade name registration does not offer name protection.