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Business Name Availability

Ensure Your Business Name Is Available For Use

It may be wise to conduct a corporate or LLC name availability check if you are ready to incorporate your business. If you've got your heart set on a particular name, run a check before it's too late.

  • Find out if your business name is already being used
  • Avoid creating assets and spending money branding a name you can't obtain
  • Determine whether you need to file a business name reservation

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Name Reservation Service

Reserve your desired business name for future use, and protect it from being claimed by another business.


If you're interested in determining whether or not your desired name is available right now before forming your business, we offer a Name Availability Check.

To make sure that your choice is available in your selected state, we will conduct a preliminary, non-binding, Name Availability Check with each incorporation or LLC formation request, before submitting your documents to the state office.

It is important to note that the name you request is not final until your state officials approve. Never rely on a corporate name check until after you have received a copy of your Articles of Incorporation, stamped with the state's approval.

A Name Availability Check is included at no additional charge when you incorporate or form your LLC with us.


How It Works

The business filing experts at MyCorporation can help save you time and eliminate the hassle of conducting your Name Availability Check. We are here to support you during the filing process:

  1. Fill out and submit the Name Availability Check order form on our website.
  2. You will find requests for standard contact, billing, and authorization information, plus specific information requests concerning your copyright.
  3. We will contact the Secretary of State, as necessary, to ensure availability of your business name.
  4. We will notify you of the availability of your business name.

FAQ's

Is a name availability check required before forming a corporation or LLC?

A name availability check is NOT required before forming your corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC). However, it may be wise to reserve a corporate or LLC name if you are not yet ready to form the entity at this time or have some reason for delaying its formation.

What if my name is not available?

Sometimes your business name may be already be in use by another company. In such instances, you may consider selecting a new corporate or LLC name that does not conflict with an existing business name in the jurisdiction where you are incorporating.

What if I want to change the name of my company?

The only way to change the legal name of a state-level entity such as a corporation or LLC is to file an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation/Organization.


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