Definitions for "Change of name"
Keywords:  uspto, amalgamation, smith, mary, jones
The procedure whereby a person formalises the use of a name other than their birth or married name.• Adoption• Change of Name
When there is a name change of a party appearing on a document (deed, etc.), it may be reflected in several ways, such as: (1) mary smith, a married woman, w.a.t.a. (who acquired title as) mary jones, an unmarried woman. (2) mary smith, aka (also known as) mary jones. (3) mary smith, formerly mary jones. (4) mary smith, alias mary jones. Each may be applicable in different circumstances (how and why the name was changed).
A change to the name of a person or entity by way of alteration, substitution, addition or amalgamation.
Keywords:  chia, hap, chin, mere, privilege
a mere privilege and not a matter of right ( Chin Hap Chia vs