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19 Pa. Code § 17.212. Effect of registration.

§ 17.212. Effect of registration.

 (a)  In 54 Pa.C.S. §  332(a) (relating to effect of registration), it is provided that registration under this subchapter imparts no legal right to the registering entity other than that the conducting of business by it under a fictitious name will not result in the penalties provided by §  17.211 (relating to effect of nonregistration on enforceability of contracts).

 (b)  The registration required under §  17.211 is in addition to other acts required of a corporation prerequisite to its doing business in this Commonwealth under the code and related provisions of law. The provisions of 54 Pa.C.S. Chapter 3 (relating to Fictitious Names Act) or this subchapter will not be construed as relieving an association of a duty under another statute.

 (c)  In 54 Pa.C.S. §  303(c) (relating to scope of chapter), it is provided that the registration of a fictitious name under this subchapter will not be a defense to an action or proceeding brought to enforce a law which expressly or impliedly prohibits an activity from being carried on under a fictitious name.

 (d)  Fictitious names registered under the former provisions of the following statutes are under 54 Pa.C.S. §  304 (relating to effect of registration under prior statutes) deemed to be registered under this subchapter:

   (1)  The act of June 28, 1917 (P. L. 645, No. 227), relating to individual fictitious names (Repealed).

   (2)  The act of May 24, 1945 (P. L. 967, No. 380), referred to as the Fictitious Name Act (Repealed).

   (3)  The Fictitious Corporate Name Act (Repealed).


   The provisions of this §  17.212 adopted April 17, 1992, effective April 18, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 1993.

Cross References

   This section cited in 19 Pa. Code §  17.201 (relating to general checklist for registering fictitious names).

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