Registering a Corporate Name

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

  • Must be distinguishable from any other registered Hawaii business entity and any reserved names on record, subject to certain exceptions under state law
  • May not state or imply that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than in its articles of incorporation

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 of your Hawaii corporation must contain one of (or an abbreviation of) the following endings:

  • Incorporated
  • Corporation
  • Limited

Hawaii state law restricts the use of certain words and phrases in business names. When you incorporate 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 120 days.