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Trade Name Registration


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Georgia law requires that every person, firm or partnership carrying on in this state any trade or business under any trade name or partnership name which does not disclose the individual ownership of the trade, business or profession shall before commencing to do business, file a registration statement in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court and that notice of such filing shall be published in the legal organ of the county once a week for two weeks. Our legal organ is:

Cherokee Tribune

521 East Main Street

Canton, GA 30114


The law further provides that any person, firm or partnership or corporation subject to such law carrying on any trade or business without filing registration as required shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be subject to other penalty or forfeiture. (O.C.G.A. 10-1-493)

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The Trade Name Application can be eFiled thru CSC, or mailed/walked in to 90 North Street STE G150, Canton, GA 30114.

Requirements to be filed

  • Make sure that the trade name to be registered is not currently being used in the county where your business is located.

  • Name & Address of the person, person, firm or partnership owning & carrying on said trade or business

  • Nature of the business being carried on

  • Trade, partnership or other name used

  • *Information on incorporating a business

  • Make sure your recording fees are enclosed payable to Cherokee Clerk of Court

    • Money order or certified funds – made out to the Cherokee Clerk of Court

    • Cash (we do not recommend sending cash through the mail)

    • Credit Cards for in office filing only (adds 3% convenience fee)

  • Submit the original document with original signatures for recording

  • Have trade name notarized


It should not be assumed that Trade Name Registration pursuant to this law necessarily “SECURES” or “PROTECTS” the use of the name registered exclusively to the use or benefit of the person filing the registration. As the law concerning protection of the Trade Name is very complex and right in and any given name may depend on the factual circumstance presented. This document contains general information about legal matters pertaining to documents filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. This information is not to be construed as legal advice. It is suggested that you consult your attorney for guidance in the event you are concerned with protecting the use of such name or have any questions prior to filing.   

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