Registering a DBA in Hawaii
Any company or individual that wishes to do business in Hawaii under a name other than its registered company name must register a so-called "trade name" (an equivalent of DBA or "doing business as"). All trade names are registered by filing Trade Name application with Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (Business Registration Division).
Before applying for a trade name a company must make sure that the name is available by searching the State records. This process is similar to the first step in formation of a new company. A standard filing takes 3-5 days, and rush filing takes 1 day.
A registered trade name is good for 5 years. The business owner is responsible for re-registering the trade name, as the State of Hawaii will not send any renewal notice.
We can help you research the trade name of your choice, and prepare and file all the necessary trade name registration paperwork with Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - all you need to do is complete our simple application below.
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Registering Trade Name in Another State:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota