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PDFWAC 208-680-255

Deceptive names prohibited.

What restrictions affect the name I may use for my business? At the discretion of the director, an escrow agent may not receive a license or advertise in any manner using names or trade styles which: Are similar to current licensees; imply that the agent is a nonprofit organization, research organization, title insurance company, public bureau or public group; or are otherwise deceptive or in violation of RCW 30.04.020, 31.12.025, 32.04.020(2), 33.08.010, or any other statute that limits the use of names. A bona fide franchisee may be issued a license using the name of the franchisor with the firm name of the franchisee. Licensees and applicants should be aware that other statutes may further restrict the trade names that they may use.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040 and chapter 18.44 RCW (as amended by 2010 c 34). WSR 10-20-124, ยง 208-680-255, filed 10/5/10, effective 11/5/10.]
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