As used in sections 87-208 to 87-219.01, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) Applicant means a person filing an application for registration of a trade name under such sections or his or her legal representatives, successors, or assigns;
(2) Person means an individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, unincorporated association, or two or more of the foregoing having a joint or common interest or any other legal or commercial entity;
(3) Registrant means a person to whom registration of a trade name under such sections is issued or his or her legal representatives, successors, or assigns; and
(4) Trade name means every name under which any person does or transacts any business in this state other than the true name of such person.