- Created on 20 August 2012
Naming a new business is a step that should be given careful consideration. A name helps customers find and remember your company and to tell them what your company does. Given the prevalence of online commerce today, business owners are often thinking about a website and potential website address when they are naming their companies. Another factor to consider is whether your desired company name is available in your intended state of formation.
The name of a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership (LP), limited liability partnership (LLP) or nonprofit corporation must be distinguishable on the records of the state government. If the name is not unique, the state will reject the company’s formation documents.
For more information on selecting a name for your business, and state requirements for names, refer to our state specific pages..