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We are changing our business name due to a very similarly named

business in the area. Our...
We are changing our business name due to a very similarly named business in the area. Our biggest concern is making sure the contracts we currently have with our clients are still enforceable. We are not filing new articles of inc, or a new EIN, simply changing the business name. We are physically in Colorado, but have contracts with clients in CO and FL.
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Changing the business name does not affect the rights and duties of the parties to the contract. What this means in your situation is that a name change does not affect your contracts
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

are we required to formally notify them of the name change?


You would have to comply with the fictitious name statute of each State in which you do business. This would include notifying the clients
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

We weren't planning on doing this as a DBA, but amending our incorporation. Does that change the original answer?


 


Thank you for your help.


You would not then need to comply with the fictitious name statutes. Typically you would need to notify the Secretary of State in each state that you are registered as a foreign corporation doing business in the state. You would also be required to notify your clients
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