Trade Name Registration

Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 10-1-490) requires every "person, firm, or partnership, carrying on in this state any trade or business under any trade name or partnership name or other name" to register the trade name of the business with 30 days from "commencing to do business." As provided by law, the registration shall be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court "of the county in which the business is chiefly carried on or, in the case of a domestic corporation using any name other than its corporate name, in the county of its legal domicile."

The registration statement should provide the name or names and addresses of the person, persons, firm, or partnership owning and carrying on said trade or business" and state 'the nature of the business being carried on and the trade, partnership, or other name used. Upon any change of ownership, a new and amended statement of registration must be filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. The registration form may be downloaded by clicking the link below.

The registration form may be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.