“New Missouri Law Requires Renewal of Fictious Name Registration” by Julie T. Brown
Missouri statutes now require corporations using a fictitious name to periodically renew such names by filing with the Missouri Secretary of State a renewal form. Previously, a fictitious name filing remained effective indefinitely. Under current law, if you filed a fictitious name registration prior to August 28, 2004, you must
renew the fictitious name prior to August 29, 2009. For all fictitious names registered after August 28, 2004, the expiration date will be five years from the date the fictitious name application was filed.
Please contact our office if you need assistance in renewing your fictitious name registration. For other information, you may access the Missouri Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.mo.gov More information can be obtained directly by calling the Missouri Secretary of State’s Business Services Division toll free at (866) 223-6535.