415A-8 Corporate name. The name of a professional corporation:

(1) May be any name permitted by law expressly applicable to the profession in which the corporation is engaged or by a rule of the licensing authority of the profession; and

(2) Shall not be the same as, or substantially identical to, the name of any domestic corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, or limited liability partnership existing or registered under the laws of this State, or any foreign corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, or limited liability partnership authorized to transact business in this State, or any trade name, trademark, or service mark registered in this State, or a name the exclusive right to which is, at the time, reserved in this State, except that this provision shall not apply if the applicant files with the director either of the following:

(A) The written consent from the entity or holder of a reserved or registered name to use and register the same or substantially identical name, and one or more words are added by the applicant to make the name distinguishable from the name on record; or

(B) A certified copy of a final decree of a court of competent jurisdiction establishing the prior right of the applicant to the use of the name in this State. [L 1985, c 259, pt of 1; am L 1987, c 135, 114; am L 1996, c 92, 8; am L 1999, c 249, 14; am L 2000, c 219, 25; am L 2001, c 129, 52; am L 2012, c 58, 11]

 

 

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