Louisiana DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations

Registration requirements for Louisiana business entities

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.

Louisiana Fictitious Name Registrations

Louisiana Trade Name Registration

Is registration mandatory?

Registration of an assumed name is required for most entities that plan to use a trade name.

County Level Filing:

Only sole-proprietorships and partnerships need to file at the parish level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?

Registration of a trade name prevents other entities from using the same name.

Agency:Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division

Initial Registration
Trade Name or Assumed Name

Form:

Trade Name, Trademark & Service Mark-Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Is registration mandatory?:

Registration of an assumed name is required for most entities that plan to use a trade name.

Notarize:Required
County Level Filing:

Only sole-proprietorships and partnerships need to file at the parish level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of a trade name prevents other entities from using the same name.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in Louisiana.

Registration Renewal
Trade Name or Assumed Name Renewal

Form:

Trade Name, Trademark & Service Mark-Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By the date of registration every 10 years.

Notarize:Required
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