Registering a Corporate Name

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

  • Must be distinguishable from any other registered Georgia business entity and any reserved names on record, subject to certain exceptions under state law
  • May not contain anything which would be considered obscene in the reasonable judgment of the Secretary of State
  • May not state or imply that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than that stated in its articles of incorporation
  • Must not exceed 80 characters, including spaces and punctuation

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.

In addition, the name must contain one of (or an abbreviation of) the following endings:

  • Incorporated
  • Corporation
  • Company
  • Limited

Georgia state law restricts the use of certain words and phrases in business names. When you incorporate your Georgia corporation with United Agent Services, your business name choices are reviewed for compliance with applicable state laws.

Reserving a Corporate Name

In the event that you have chosen an available name but have not yet fully committed to it, you may put it on reserve. This allows you the exclusive right to use the name for a limited time. A person may apply to reserve a name for the purpose of incorporation by paying the fee.If the Secretary of State finds that the Georgia corporation name applied for is available, he or she will reserve the name for the applicant’s use for a 30 day period.