Hawaii DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations
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.
Hawaii Fictitious Name Registrations
Hawaii Trade Name Registration
Mail, fax, or online.
$50 + optional $20 expedite fee
|Is registration mandatory?:|
Trade name registration is optional.
Hawaii Statutes § 482-2
|County Level Filing:|
Filing is not required at the county level.
|Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:|
Registration of a trade name does not confer ownership rights. In Hawaii, name ownership comes from public use of the name.
Trade Name Renewal
By the date of registration every 5 years.