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Choose a Corporate Name

Your corporation's name must not be the same as, or too similar to, an existing name on the California Secretary of State's records, or misleading to the public. The corporation's name may--but need not--include the words "Corporation," "Incorporated," or "Limited" (or an abbreviation of one of those words).

A free preliminary check of the availability of a name can be requested by mailing a completed Name Availability Inquiry Letter to the California Secretary of State’s office in Sacramento. Email or online inquiries are not accepted.

You can reserve a name for 60 days by filing a Name Reservation Request Form with the Secretary of State and paying a $10 fee. The form must be filed by mail or in person. Our firm will hand deliver and file your documents to the Sacramento Secretary of State 1500 11th street 3rd floor Sacramento Ca 95814.  Click "Get It Filed" for instructions.

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Reserve Your Corporate Name Today.

Our firm will research and reserve your entities proposed name.  Complete the form below.