Business Name

Business Name

What does Business Name mean in American Law?

The definition of Business Name in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

The name under which one does business, which can be one”s own name, the combined names of partners, or just some made-up name, e.g., Acme Widgets. A business name may or may not also be a trade name.

Business name in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of business name.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Business Name

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Business Name : The name, other than its own, under which a sole trader, partnership, or company carries on business. The choice of a business name is restricted by the Business Names Act 1985 and by the common law of *passing off. The true names and addresses of the individuals concerned must be disclosed in documents issuing from the business and upon business premises. Contravention of the Act may lead to a fine and to inability to enforce contracts.

See also company name.


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