It is a good idea to start the process with several choices for your corporate name before beginning research to determine whether the corporate name you have selected is available. It is very possible that your first choice may be unavailable.
The general rule is that no Secretary of State will allow the filing of Articles of Incorporation if the corporate name is the same as, or closely resembles, any name on each state’s official list of corporate names, which includes names of corporations in good standing, foreign corporations qualified to transact business in the state, and corporate names reserved in the state…
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