If you will have a business name that does not include the full legal name of all
owners of the business, or the exact name of the corporation or Limited Liability
Company as registered with Secretary of State, you need to register the business
name as a Trade Name.
*A sole proprietor named Jonathan J. Jones does not need to register "Jonathan J.
Jones Apples" but he would need to register "Johnny Jones Apples."
*A corporation named "Ginger Sweet Emporium, Inc." would not need to register that
name, but would need to register "Ginger Sweets" if that were the name they would
actually do business under.