i have two questions about "Doing Business As" (D.B.A.) status:
1-if i file a D.B.A status, am i allowed to use that name when filing for things such as trademarks and patents etc and bank accts.
2-if i have a D.B.A. status can i use that status to create other business entities such as LLC`s or other D.B.A`s.
For example if i were to file a D.B.A. status under the name John Smith, can i think file for patents and trademarks under the name John Smith and also form other business entities such as LLC`s or other D.B.A.`s under that name? Just trying to understand the limitations of D.B.A as compared to LLC etc.