BizTerm Definition
Company Name, Corporate Name
Full Definition

Most states require that your corporate name be unique or distinguish- able from names of other entities in that state of incorporation. It generally may not contain any language implying that the corporation is organized for something other than permitted. You must use one of the following endings: company, incorporated, corporation, association, foundation, institute, fund, limited, society, syndicate, union, or one of the following abbreviations: Co, Inc., Ltd., Corp. You generally may not use: bank, education or trust without prior approval.


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