About Filing an Ohio DBA

A DBA is known by many names—including Doing Business As, Assumed Name, Trade Name, and Business Certificate—but in Ohio it’s called a Fictitious Name. Your Ohio DBA should be filed with the Secretary of State’s office.

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How to File an Ohio DBA

It may be a good idea to perform an Ohio DBA name search before filing your fictitious name to make sure your chosen name is available in the state. If it isn't, it will be rejected, so it's best to do a preliminary check. Even if the fictitious name does show to be preliminarily available, it's usually a good idea to wait on printing marketing and promotional materials until your name is secured, as the Secretary of State does have the final say on fictitious name availability.

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Other Types of Businesses in Ohio

For information on other types of businesses in Ohio, please explore the links below.