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  1. #1
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    Default Getting a Fictitious Business Name Certificate for a General Partnership

    My question involves business law in the state of: California

    I have done quite a bit of research on this question and even called the county clerk, and I was not able to get a 100% clear answer on this issue. Maybe it varies by county, but any information or experience any one could contribute would be very much appreciated.

    I will use two examples to clarify my question:

    John & Jane Doe start a general partnership under the name "JJ Towing". It is my understanding that they are required to file a FBN form with the county clerks office, and there is also a publishing requirement. Is this correct?

    Now, if John & Jane Doe start a general partnership and use the name "John & Jane Doe Partnership" or even just "John & Jane Doe", are they required to file a FBN form with the county clerk, and also required to do the publishing requirement?


    I thank you very much in advance for any information you can contribute on this matter!

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    Default Re: General Partnership Fictitious Business Name Certificate

    The name doesn't matter.

    If you create a General Partnership in CA you need to follow these steps.

    http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/cali...hip-california

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    Default Re: General Partnership Fictitious Business Name Certificate

    Quote Quoting PayrolGuy
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    The name doesn't matter.
    Actually the name does matter for the purposes of the OP's question, as the information in the link you provided verifies.

    For the OP, you are correct that in your first example a fictitious name filing is required. But if the name of the partnership is only their names, e.g. John and Jane Doe Partnership, then that filing is not required because no fictitious name is being used.

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    Default Re: General Partnership Fictitious Business Name Certificate

    If you think about it, that's logical. The purpose of registering a fictitious name is to put the public on notice as to who it is they are dealing with. If you give them your true name what would a fictitious name filing accomplish?

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