fictitious business name
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  • fictitious name — n: a name (as John Doe ) used in a complaint when the party s name is unknown at the time of filing or when the party s identity is being kept private Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. fictitious name …   Law dictionary

  • Fictitious entry — Fictitious entries, also known as fake entries, Mountweazels, ghost word[1] and nihil articles, are deliberately incorrect entries or articles in reference works such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and directories. Entries in reference… …   Wikipedia

  • fictitious defendants — When a party suing (plaintiff) is not sure whether there are unknown persons involved in the suit, they are given fictitious names, usually designated Doe I, Doe II, and so forth, with an allegation in the complaint that if and when the true… …   Law dictionary

  • name — The designation of an individual person, or of a firm or corporation. Word or combination of words used to distinguish person or thing or class from others. Wilty v. Jefferson Parish Democratic Executive Committee, 245 La. 145, 157 So.2d 718, 723 …   Black's law dictionary

  • name — The designation of an individual person, or of a firm or corporation. Word or combination of words used to distinguish person or thing or class from others. Wilty v. Jefferson Parish Democratic Executive Committee, 245 La. 145, 157 So.2d 718, 723 …   Black's law dictionary

  • fictitious name — Any name which a person adopts or assumes either for business purposes or in his social relations, other than the name of his parents. 38 Am J1st Name § 11. A name artificially contrived or adopted. General American Oil Co. v Wagoner Oil & Gas Co …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • fictitious name — noun (law) a name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation • Syn: ↑assumed name, ↑Doing Business As, ↑DBA • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence …   Useful english dictionary

  • fictitious name — A name used by a proprietorship, partnership, or corporation to conduct business that is different from the legal name of the proprietorship, partnership, or corporation. American Banker Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • fictitious name —    For business uses, see doing business as …   Business law dictionary

  • Doing business as — The phrase doing business as (abbreviated DBA, dba or d/b/a) is a legal term used in the United States, meaning that the trade name, or fictitious business name, under which the business or operation is conducted and presented to the world is not …   Wikipedia

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