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What they are suggesting makes no sense whatsoever. DBA is a term used by ABC, Inc. that wants to be known as Main Street Cafe. The corporate file says ABC,Inc dba Main Street Cafe, but the customers of the cafe don't know anything about the legal corporate situation that the company is registered with the state as ABC Inc.
What they are suggesting is absurd. You have a company. ABC Inc. (the company of which you are a dealer) is NOT DOING BUSINESS AS THE NAME OF YOUR COMPANY. Your company is your independent company. ABC can't take your company over so there's no issue of your taking it back.
Now if you want to work out some kind of joint venture ....two separate companies; or form a new corporation comprised of the two.....those things are something else and would take a whole discussion of how to set up those other options.
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