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§ 302. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 54 Pa.C.S.A. NamesEffective: January 3, 2023

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 54 Pa.C.S.A. Names (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 3. Fictitious Names (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 3, 2023
54 Pa.C.S.A. § 302
§ 302. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this section:
“Business.” Any commercial or professional activity.
“Entity.” Any individual or any corporation, association, partnership, joint-stock company, business trust, syndicate, joint adventureship or other combination or group of persons, regardless of whether it is organized or formed under the laws of this Commonwealth or any other jurisdiction.
“Fictitious name.” Any assumed or fictitious name, style or designation other than the proper name of the entity using such name. The term includes a name assumed by a general partnership, syndicate, joint adventureship or similar combination or group of persons.
“Proper name.” When used with respect to an association of a type listed in the following paragraphs, the term means the name set forth in:
(1) the public organic record, for a domestic filing association;
(2) the statement of registration, for a limited liability partnership;
(3) Deleted by 2014, Oct. 22, P.L. 2640, No. 172, § 58, effective July 1, 2015;
(4) the statement of election, for an electing partnership;
(5) to (8) Deleted by 2014, Oct. 22, P.L. 2640, No. 172, § 58, effective July 1, 2015;
(9) the statement of registration of a registered foreign association under 15 Pa.C.S. § 412(a)(1)(i) (relating to foreign registration statement) or, if that name does not comply with 15 Pa.C.S. § 202 (relating to requirements for names generally), the name set forth in the statement under 15 Pa.C.S. § 412 (a)(1)(ii).

Credits

1982, Dec. 16, P.L. 1309, No. 295, § 2, effective in 90 days. Amended 2000, June 22, P.L. 356, No. 43, § 3, effective in 60 days; 2001, June 22, P.L. 418, No. 34, § 3, effective in 60 days; 2014, Oct. 22, P.L. 2640, No. 172, § 58, effective July 1, 2015; 2022, Nov. 3, P.L. 1791, No. 122, § 110, effective in 60 days [Jan. 3, 2023].
54 Pa.C.S.A. § 302, PA ST 54 Pa.C.S.A. § 302
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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