D.B.A. [Doing Business As] Law and Legal Definition

D.B.A.[Doing business as] is used to refer to the second name of an organization in situations where it has one "corporate" name but uses another name in its business transactions. For example, if a nonprofit organization having its corporate name as "Nonprofit Services for the Disabled children" but use the name, "Guardian of Angels" on its stationary, signage, logo, etc., the name Guardian of Angels is D.B.A. Nonprofit organizations must register the D.B.A. name with the state in which it carries business.