Registration under the Fictitious Name Act is for public notice only and gives rise to no presumption of the registrant's rights to own or use the name registered nor does it affect trademark, service mark, or corporate name rights previously acquired by others in the same or similar name. Registration under this section does not reserve a fictitious name against future use.

Electronic signatures have the same legal effect as original signatures. Typing in someone's name/signature without their permission constitutes forgery.

If a change of ownership occurs, the owner(s) of record must file a cancellation and re-registration within 30 days of the change.

If the registration is no longer active, you can file a cancellation.

Fictitious names are valid for 5 years and expire on December 31st of the fifth year.

Each Fictitious Name Registration must be renewed between July 1 and December 31 of the expiration year to maintain registration. The Division of Corporations will mail to the last reported mailing address, at least 3 months prior to its expiration date, a statement of renewal.