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Arizona – DBA

File a Arizona DBA

The registration of trade names and marks is not legally required in Arizona, but is an accepted business practice.

Corporations and Limited Liability Companies are advised to check name availability with the Corporation Commission at http://www.cc.state.az.us. It is not necessary for these entities to register with both the Corporation Commission and the Secretary of State. Names are protected through cross-indexing between the two Divisions.

Special Registrations

  • Construction companies should check name availability with the Registrar of Contractors by calling (602)542-1525.
  • Mortgage companies should check with the Dept. of Banking by calling (602)255-4421.
  1. To file for a federal trademark, contact the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office located at 2021 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. General information requests should be addressed to General Information Services, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Crystal Plaza 3, Room 2C02, Washington, DC 20231. Questions regarding federal trademark registration can be answered at 800/786-9199 or on the Internet at http://www.uspto.gov.

Arizona Residents may also conduct federal trademark searches at the US Patent and Trademark Office’s web site at www.uspto.gov; in the left column click on “Trademarks” to see a list of all available trademark resources, or click on “Search” under the “Trademark” heading to go directly to TESS (Federal Trademark Database)

Special Consideration:

Please note that trade name or mark approvals are not given until this office receives the application and fee and the proposed name is carefully examined. As a precaution, it is highly suggested that you refrain from purchasing business cards or advertising prior to receiving your certificate of registration in the mail. You may want to seek legal advice if you have any questions on the interpretation of laws or for guidance in business decisions. Should you have questions concerning business-licensing requirements, the Arizona Department of Commerce Small Business Services (SBS) online program guides you through the basics of what you need to know to start and operate a business in Arizona and creates a customized step-by-step checklist. When choosing a trade name or mark, there are several steps you can take to ensure that you are not infringing on a currently active business in Arizona. Guidelines are available from the Phoenix Public Library.

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