The name of every limited liability company must include a designator “limited liability company"(or an abbreviation thereof, e.g., “LLC” or "Ltd. Liability Co.") after the business name.
A limited liability company name may not express or imply a purpose to engage in activities as a governmental agency.
A limited liability company filing a Certificate of Organization is granted the exclusive use of its name, in the State where it files. Limited liability companies may not assume any name the same as, or that is not distinguishable from, the name of any other previously registered corporation, foreign corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company or limited liability partnership. (This only prevents others from filing a business entity with the same name and does not afford trademark protection). A preliminary name availability search, of your first choice and follow-up searches as needed are included in this firm's formation fee.
Prior written approval of certain professional and occupational boards or commissions of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) must be obtained when registering a name of a limited liability company which contains words implying that the proposed LLC is engaging in the practice of a profession or occupation which is regulated by the BPOA (i.e., chiropractic, dentistry, law, medicine & surgery, optometry, osteopathic medicine and surgery, podiatric medicine, public accounting, psychology, and veterinary medicine). In addition, there are certain words, which would imply that an LLC is an educational institution, a bank or other financial institution, an insurer or reinsurer, or a public utility corporation that are restricted unless the filer obtains the prior written approval of the State Board of Education, the Department of Banking, the Insurance Department or the Public Utility Commission/Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.