Registering a DBA in Rhode Island
Any company or individual that wishes to do business in Rhode Island under a name other than its registered company name must register a so-called "fictitious business name" (an equivalent of DBA or "doing business as"). All fictitious business names are registered by filing Fictitious Business Name Statement with the Rhode Island Secretary of State.
Before applying for a fictitious business name a company must make sure that the name is available by searching Rhode Island Secretary of State records. This process is similar to the first step in formation of a new company.
The Fictitious Business Name Statement shall expire upon the filing of a Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name or upon the dissolution of the applicant entity.
We can help you research the fictitious business name of your choice, and prepare and file the Fictitious Business Name Statement with Rhode Island Secretary of State - all you need to do is complete our simple application below.
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