Managed Doing Business As (DBA) Services
We handle your DBA project from conception through maintenance. We navigate registration requirements across state lines, check name availability, prepare and file DBA registrations, track renewals, and prepare and file renewals.
- Access to a compliance specialist who consults with you on your project
- Complete document preparation, filing, and follow-up with government agencies through approval
- Full transparency of your project status and renewal tracking via the new DBA List feature in our software
Kentucky 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.
Kentucky Fictitious Name Registrations
Kentucky Certificate of Assumed Name
Mail, in-person, or online.
|Is registration mandatory?:|
Registration of an assumed name is required for most entities that plan to use a fictitious name. Sole-proprietorships that use an alternate name are required to file with the county clerk.
KRS § 365.015
|County Level Filing:|
Only sole-proprietorships are required to apply for assumed name registration with the county clerk. Other entities may, however, be required to file a copy of their secretary of state assumed name application with the county clerk.
|Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:|
Registration of an assumed name does not offer name protection, however, names must be distinguishable from all other names on record with the secretary of state.