The name of a Corporation or LLC must be unique and distinguishable from any other registered business entity within a state.
If the name is not unique, the state will reject the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization (for LLCs). A name can be reserved, usually for 120 days.
- When you incorporate with PCF, we verify that the Corporate Name which you have chosen is valid in the state in which you plan to form your business.
- We can also reserve a Corporate Name for you outside of the incorporation process. Click here for more Corporate Name Reservation information.
Individual states may have specific Corporate Naming requirements.
Click on any state link below for more information on a specific state.