Step 1) Verify Brand Name & Get Registration Form
First, use the NE Corporate & Business Search page to see if there are any other brand names like the one you want, or that are even similar. Also, if applicable, check the TESS System through the U.S. Patent Office to check for any trademark conflicts.
Once you've secured your brand name, head on over to the Secretary of State's website and download the Application for Registration of Trade Name.
Now would be the perfect time to make sure there’s a web domain available for your DBA.
Step 2) Properly Complete The Registration Form
If you do not have official legal counsel and you aren't working with a professional DBA filing service, PLEASE double and triple check every entry and understand what they mean/represent. The following information is required in the Nebraska DBA form:
- Trade name to be used;
- Name and complete address of the applicant;
- Type of legal structure of the applicant;
- Date the trade name was first used in the state;
- Nature of business.
Also enclosed in the form are the specific instructions on how to publish a legal notice for the trade name. Be sure to observe these statutory requirements to ensure that your application is approved.
Step 3) Send The Completed Nebraska DBA Registration Form
The final step to filing a DBA in Nebraska is to get your application notarized by an authorized individual and then submit it. The address where you need to send it is on the form.
Remember to include the filing fee of $100, payable to the Nebraska Secretary of State. And with that, you're all set and just waiting for the notification. Once you've got the green light, you're officially the owner of a DBA in Nebraska.
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