STEP 1) VERIFY BUSINESS NAME & GET PROPER FORM

WebsiteLet’s ensure the brand name you want to file isn’t already taken or “too similar” to another. First, conduct of Business Entity Search through the state, then the TESS System through the U.S. Patent Office to be prudent.

After you’ve verified your brand name, either use the Current Forms page through the Secretary of State to get the one you need, or download the Application for Fictitious Name.

STEP 2) COMPLETE THE DBA REGISTRATION FORM

Create an Operating AgreementPlease read and understand each section of the form before you take another step, especially if you don’t have legal representation and aren’t working with a professional filing service. Basic information you’ll need includes:

  • The DBA Name for your company
  • Your business’ nature
  • The name of the parent corporation whereby applicable
  • The state where the parent corporation is registered where applicable
  • The office address of the DBA business

STEP 3) NOTARIZE & SUBMIT FORM

Mail in the FormOnce it’s good to go, have the form notarized by an authorized individual to make it official and binding. Then it’s just a matter of filling and taking care of the current filing fee. To submit by mail:

Suite 250, Victory Building

1401 West Capitol Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72201

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Please note that this guide is for informational purposes only and not to be used as official legal advice. The information above is subject to change. For detailed information and specifics on how to file a DBA in Arkansas please contact a business attorney or qualified professional.