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I have an a/c business and am wanting to get rid of the dba

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I have an a/c business and am wanting to get rid of the dba part of my business. I will not be selling any assets except the warranties on the units that I have sold. Do I have to go through an attorney to do this or can I just drop the dba part of my business name? Also, can the company taking over the warranties on the units I have sold take over the dba name or do they have to create their own dba?
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Good afternoon. Where have you filed the d/b/a for your business?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

My business is filed in Orange County, Orange, TX. My business name isXXXXX Services dba Toledo Air A/C & Heating. I want to get rid of the Toledo Air part of my business. The only asset I would be selling is the warranties that I have with Trane. My business is in my home, so there is no other asset involved.

Thank you for following up. You will want to file a Termination of Assumed Name with the county courthouse in Orange County and with the Texas Secretary of State. You can complete and file the termination with the Secretary of State online at the Secretary of State website:

Then, when you assign the warranties, you will notify your customers that the warranties are being assigned and to whom. You may consent to the assignee of the warranties using your former d/b/a, but it would be preferable from your standpoint that the assignee of the warranties have their own separate and distinct name so that if there is a problem, a customer cannot claim confusion and sue the both of you.

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