Can a “C” corporation operate under a name they are not registered under?

Asked on November 10, 2011 under Business Law, Wisconsin


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Any corporation in this country be it a "C" or a "S" corporation must operate under its filed or registered name with the given state's secretary of state's office or under a fictitious business name in the county where the fictitious business name is registered.

Failure to do so opens up the corporation to liability under various theories including an unfair business practice.

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