Selecting a name for your corporation or LLC is one of the most important decisions you can make, especially if you will engage in commercial activity. It will be your "face" to the public. You will be identified and remembered by your name. It's your image and calling card.
We have made it easy for you to check your choice with the Secretary of State by clicking on the buttons below. When searching for your name, a list may be generated of similar names. This will give you a clue if you want to join the crowd. If you find a conflict with your preferred name, consider adding another descriptive word. Perhaps "abc, Inc" is not available. But you could get "abc services, Inc". Changing your choice of ending to "Corp" instead of "Inc" does not constitute a different name. The search does not guarantee that the state will issue your choice. The inspectors conduct other internal tests before granting a name. For example; if your choice is "abc, Inc.", they may decline it if an "abcee, Inc" exists. In addition adding the words "and", "or", "the" will not be considered as a different name.
We always ask you to provide a second and third name choice because of these issues. We obtain your corporate name in the order of preference. If they are not acceptable, you will be notified and asked to provide other choices.
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