How to file a DBA in Hawaii
Filing a Hawaii DBA ('doing business as'), also known as an 'assumed name', is a simple process. And a DBA will give you trademark protection as well as the ability to easily open and manage business accounts.
Read below for answers to your questions about DBAs, plus important details and links, why you might consider filing an assumed name (DBA), and how a DBA can help or hurt you. If you need to research how to file a DBA in another U.S. state or territory, select it below.
Do I need a DBA in Hawaii?
Hawaii does not require businesses that regularly transact business in Hawaii under a name different from their legal name to file a DBA. However, a DBA can help you open and maage business accounts more easily, and can help protect your trade name against trademark infringement.