Registering an LLC Name

Choosing a business name is one of the first steps in the process of forming your Arizona LLC. The name that you choose:

  • Must contain the words “limited liability company” or “limited company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, “L.C.”, “LLC” or “LC”
  • Must not contain the words “association”, “corporation” or “incorporated” or an abbreviation of these words
  • Must be distinguishable (cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to so as to mislead the public) from a corporate name, a partnership name, limited liability partnership name or the LLC name of an entity authorized to do business in the state, a name reserved or registered
  • Must be distinguishable from a fictitious name adopted by a foreign corporation or trade name registered

The following are not sufficiently distinguishable:

  • The words used to indicate limited liability
  • The use of symbols or words to denote a number within the names
  • The use of words as articles introducing the names
  • Variations in punctuation or spelling or in the order in which the words appear

A LLC may apply to use a name that is not distinguishable from that of another entity if either:

  • The other entity consents to the use in writing and submits an undertaking in a form to change its name to a name that is distinguishable from the name of the applying LLC
  • The applicant delivers to the commission a certified copy of the final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction that establishes the applicant’s right to use the name applied for in this state

United Agent Services allows you to choose up to 3 names, in order of preference. We will conduct a name check before filing to see which names are available.

How to Register

Once you have chosen an available name, United Agent Services can help you register your name with the state.