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DBA in Ohio
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Asked on April 6, 2019 under Business Law, Ohio
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 2 years ago | Contributor
You can advertise using less than your entire name name. Think for example, McDonald's: do their ads call them "McDonald's Corporation"? Or just "McDonald's"?
Where you need the full name and type of business entity is in any contract, invoice, proposal, etc.--anything that is an actual proposal or agreement to do business, so those who actually do business with you know the type of entity they are transacting business with. It would not hurt to include the full name, etc., in small (but legible) print in any print ads, but the key is that as long as other parties know what kind of an entity they are doing business with before and as they do business, your ads can use the shorter, less-stuff version of your name.
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