Registering a LLC Name

Choosing a business name is one of the first steps in the process of forming your Texas Limited Liability Company. The name that you choose:

  • Must be distinguishable from (cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to) any other Texas Limited Liability Company names or other business names used, registered or reserved with the Secretary of State
  • Must contain, as the last words of the name, “limited liability company” or “LLC” or “L.L.C.” or “limited company” or “LC” or “L.C.” The word “limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.,” and the word company may be abbreviated as “co.”
  • Must not imply that it was formed for a business purpose different than stated in the articles or that is unauthorized by law

However, a Texas Limited Liability Company can apply to choose a name that is not distinguishable from the Secretary of State records if the other entity consents to the use in writing.

Reserving a LLC Name

A LLC may reserve a name by filing an application with the Secretary of State. A LLC name be reserved by a person intending to organize the LLC or a LLC already registered in the state.

A name can be reserved for a 120 day period and can be renewed for additional periods of 120 days. A person can transfer a name reservation by delivering to the Secretary of State a transfer notice signed by the transferor and specifying the name and address of the transferee.

United Agent Services allows you to choose up to 3 names, in order of preference. We will conduct a name check for your Texas Limited Liability Company 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.