November 6, 2017

The Kentucky Assumed Name Statute

Written By

Thomas E. Rutledge
Member, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

The Kentucky assumed name statute1 was significantly revised in 2006 with the objectives of: (a) ordering and rationalizing the “real names”;

  1. clarifying the county where the certificate of assumed name is to be filed;
  2. clarifying the amendment and survival of certificates of assumed name; and
  3. clarifying the effect of an assumed name filing.2

Since then there have been a number of revisions to account for new organizational forms and to account for the adoption of the Kentucky Business Entity Filing Act. For that reason, a new and expanded review of the statute is in order.


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