“DBA” stands for “doing business as.” This abbreviation is commonly used in legal documents to identify the assumed name under which an individual, partnership, or entity does business when that name is not the same as its legal name. Typically, a business using a DBA must register it with the state or local government.


“This contract is between Acme Inc., d/b/a Anvils ‘R Us and Sprockets LLC”

This means the legal name of the corporation is “Acme Inc.,” but that it does business under the assumed name “Anvils ‘R Us.”

See also: Assumed Name