Texas 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.
Texas Fictitious Name Registrations
Texas Assumed Name Certificate
Mail, fax or online.
|Is registration mandatory?:|
Filing an assumed name registration is mandatory to conduct business under any other name than your personal legal name or a registered business name.
TX Statutes § 5-71
|County Level Filing:|
Sole-proprietorships and general partnerships file only at the county level, but other entities may need to file with both the secretary of state and the county clerk in the county where their principal office exists.
|Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:|
Registration of an assumed name does not offer name protection.