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§ 303. Scope of chapter

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 54 Pa.C.S.A. NamesEffective: July 1, 2015

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 54 Pa.C.S.A. Names (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 3. Fictitious Names (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2015
54 Pa.C.S.A. § 303
§ 303. Scope of chapter
(a) Voluntary registration.--Any one or more entities may elect to register a fictitious name under this chapter for the purpose of establishing a public record of their relationship to any business or other activity carried on under or through such fictitious name.
(b) Mandatory registration.--
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), any entity which either alone or in combination with any other entity conducts any business in this Commonwealth under or through any fictitious name shall register the fictitious name under this chapter and shall amend such registration whenever necessary to maintain the accuracy of the information disclosed thereby.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any:
(i) Nonprofit or professional activities.
(ii) Activities which are expressly or impliedly prohibited by law from being carried on under a fictitious name.
(iii) Deleted by 2000, June 22, P.L. 356, No. 43, § 4.
(iv) Unincorporated association.
(v) to (viii) Deleted by 2000, June 22, P.L. 356, No. 43, § 4.
(c) Other restrictions unaffected.--The registration of a fictitious name under this chapter shall not be a defense to any action or proceeding brought to enforce any law which expressly or impliedly prohibits any activity from being carried on under a fictitious name.
(d) Effect of registration.--The registration of a name under this chapter does not render the name unavailable for use by another entity.

Credits

1982, Dec. 16, P.L. 1309, No. 295, § 2, effective in 90 days. Amended 1988, Dec. 21, P.L. 1444, No. 177, § 204, effective Oct. 1, 1989; 1994, Dec. 7, P.L. 703, No. 106, § 6, effective in 60 days; 2000, June 22, P.L. 356, No. 43, § 4, effective in 60 days; 2014, Oct. 22, P.L. 2640, No. 172, § 59, effective July 1, 2015.
54 Pa.C.S.A. § 303, PA ST 54 Pa.C.S.A. § 303
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 97. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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