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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

A fictitious name is ***** ***** as "doing business as." It's a name that is different than the legal name of the individual or entity.

For example, ***** ***** registers a fictitious name of "Smith Contracting"

OR

***** *****, Inc. registers a fictitious name of "Smith Contracting"

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Barb

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