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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hello.
I have a professional degree and a reputation under my married name. I changed my name when I got married moving my maiden name to my middle name and using my husband's last name as my new last name. The legal department at my work says that I must sign work documents with my new married name. I was under the impression that I could still sign as Tracy <maiden name> since that is still my legal name. They are telling me that I cannot. I don't want to give up 15+ years of professional name recognition.
Also, just FYI, the reports that I sign are scientific reports that are included in regulatory submissions to governments around the world.
So, is there a way that I can continue to use my maiden name as my professional name? Can an individual apply for a 'doing business as' designation?
Thank you!
Tracy
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Sorry. That first sentence should read that I have a professional reputation under my maiden name...
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