Step 1) Obtain a Copy of the Registration of Tradename/Trademark Form

WebsiteThe foremost step to registering a Wisconsin DBA is to get a copy of the Registration of Tradename/Trademark Form.

The easiest way to obtain this is through a file download at the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions website.


Step 2) Complete the Registration of Tradename/Trademark Form

Create an Operating AgreementAs soon as a copy of the Registration of Tradename/Trademark Form is obtained, you can completely fill it out. Instructions on how to fill out the form as well as how to register the tradename/trademark are provided on the document’s second page.

Before filling it out, make sure to read the instructions. Then, you can fill out the form with the following information:


Step 3) Submit the Completed Registration of Tradename/Trademark Form

Mail in the FormWhen the form is completed, double check for correctness and accuracy. Then, have it notarized with the notary seal or stamp indicated on the form. Then, you can send it through the following.

Filing Fee: $15 payable to the Department of Financial Institutions

For mail: Trademark Section, Department of Financial Institutions, PO Box 7847, Madison WI 53707-7847

For fax: 608-264-7965

Note that this article’s only intent is to provide general information on how to file a Wisconsin DBA, and it should not be in any way treated as a legal document or advice. For more questions on the legalities involved in filing a Wisconsin trade name, consult a business lawyer.

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