Trade name vs. business name: What's the difference?

A business can have both a legal or registered name as well as a trade name—but these have important differences and registration requirements that exist for the protection of you and your customers.

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Brette Sember, J.D.

by Brette Sember, J.D.

Brette is a former attorney and has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years. She is the author of more than 4...

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Updated on: April 10, 2023 · 5min read


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