You need to know – What is a fictitious name?

YouNeedToKnowWeb500A fictitious name (also known as a trade name or business name) is a name other than a legal name that is used for a business

For example, XYZ Corporation may have a business selling sun blinds in Florida

It is able to use the business name “Florida Sun Blinds” as it presents its business to the public in order for potential customers to understand that it is the sun blind business

In this case, XYZ Corporation is doing business as Florida Sun Blinds

Florida Sun Blinds is a fictitious name that is being used by XYZ Corporation

In Florida, fictitious names must be registered with the Department of State, Division of Corporations