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17-7919. Name requirements for corporations. (a) The name of a corporation, except for banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks and public benefit corporations, shall contain:

(1) One of the following words: "Association"; "church"; "college"; "company"; "corporation"; "club"; "foundation"; "fund"; "incorporated"; "institute"; "society"; "union"; "university"; "syndicate" or "limited";

(2) one of the following abbreviations: "Co."; "corp."; "inc." or "ltd."; or

(3) words or abbreviations of like import in other languages if they are written in Roman characters or letters.

(b) The name of a public benefit corporation shall contain either or both of one of the words, abbreviations or designations in subsection (a) or:

(1) The words "public benefit corporation";

(2) the abbreviation "P.B.C.";

(3) the designation "PBC"; or

(4) words or abbreviations of like import in other languages if they are written in Roman characters or letters.

History: L. 2014, ch. 121, § 19; L. 2016, ch. 110, § 132; L. 2017, ch. 71, § 13; July 1.



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