How to file a DBA in South Carolina
Filing a South Carolina DBA ('doing business as'), also known as an 'assumed name', is a simple process
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 South Carolina?
South Carolina does not require sole proprietorships, general partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), or out of state companies that regularly transact business in South Carolina under a name different from their legal name, to file a DBA with the South Carolina Secretary of State. But you can file a DBA for trademark protection - and this is a good idea.