Read this to see if you need to register it or not.
The Definition of Fictitious Business Name is:
A business name that DOES NOT include the surname of the individual owner, AND EACH of the partners or the nature of the business is not clearly evident by the name.
Doing business under a name like:
Eisenberg & Yandall Associates
Eisenberg & Yandall Sons
would require a Fictitious Business Name be registered, even though the surname of the owner is stated, the words following the surname suggest other owners that are not specifically named.
HOWEVER, doing business under a name like:
Teresa Fiske Plumbing
would NOT require a Fictitious Business Name be registered, because the owner (Teresa Fiske) is conducting business under her legal name.
In the case of a corporation, a Fictitious Business Name is ***** ***** OTHER than the EXACT corporate name as stated in the articles of incorporation.