What does By Name Title mean?
How do you sign a contract?
How does it work in practice?
In this article, we will break down the notion of “by name title”, so you know all there is to know about it!
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What is By Name Title
Typically, you see By Name Title in a contract signature block presented as follows:
“By” is where a person or representative of a company must sign.
“Name” is the name of the person or entity signing the contract.
“Title” applies to a person acting on behalf of a company or as a representative of someone else.
- By: (your signature)
- Name: John Smith
- Title: President
Alternatives to By Name Title
In some cases, instead of By Name Title, you’ll see different variations such as:
- By Title Date
- By Name Title Date
- By Its Date
When you see “its”, it is perhaps referring to a person’s title acting for business.
For example, Company ABC, signed by “its” President, John Smith.
Contract signature block
There are three scenarios when a person may sign a contract:
- A person signing on his or her own behalf
- A person signing as a power of attorney on behalf of someone
- A person signing on behalf of a business entity
Let’s look at how the signature block will be structured in each of these cases.
The “Name”, would show John Smith and the “by” field will show John’s Signature.
Power of attorney signature
If John Smith is mandated to represent Jane Doe further to a power of attorney, in the “by” field, John Smith will sign as “John Smith POA” or “John Smith Power of Attorney for Jane Doe”
John Smith POA
John Smith Power of Attorney for Jane Doe
If John Smith is representing Company ABC, the “Name” will be Company ABC, “by” will be John Smith and “title” will be president.
COMPANY ABC Inc.
Name: John Smith
So what should you know about “By Name Title” on a contract signature block?
The “by:”, “name:” and “title:” is a standard requirement for signing contracts.
By Name Title meaning
- “By:” refers to “signed by”
- “Name:” refers to the name of the person signing
- “Title:” refers to the title of a person who is representing someone (typically a company)