Question: Where or whom do I register the 'name' of a general partnership with?
I have read that a general partnership doesn't need to have any legally binding (state/federal) document stating the owners/location/name etc. (although most references signify a need for a contract between the two partners). I have also read that there needs to be a potential registration with a state (in the form of 'registering the business' or 'registering the name').
This is all in addition to creating an EIN which seemed fairly straightforward.
But as I understand it, all assets/liabilities pass through to the owners anyways so there doesn't have a be a legal entity necessarily in control.
Basically, when I read the following
If you co-own the content with other individuals, you must form a legal entity to own and receive payments for your content.
And am asked to provide
Company Legal Name (As written on bank documents)
Does that mean something more than just creating a joint bank account & getting an EIN? Such as some sort of official registration?
More info: Wisconsin, United States - Software Publishing electronically
Thanks in advance for any help.