Company Suffixes

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Company suffix requirements by state and business entity.

State Business Corporation Nonprofit Corporation LLC
Alabama "corporation," or "incorporated," or an abbreviation of one of such words, or if a banking corporation the words "bank," "banking," or "bankers" AC §10-2B-4.01 Not required. AC §10-3A-22 The words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC". These words or their abbreviation shall be the last words of the name. AC §10-12-5
Alaska A corporate name must contain the word "corporation", "company", "incorporated", or "limited", or an abbreviation of one of these words. AS §10.06.105 Not required. AS §10.20.021 The name of a limited liability company stated in the company's articles of organization must contain the words "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.," or "LLC". The word "limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd.," and the word "company" may be abbreviated as "Co." AS §10.50.020
Arizona "association", "bank", "company", "corporation", "limited" or "incorporated" or an abbreviation of one of these words or the equivalent in a foreign language. Corporation may not use "bank", "deposit", "credit union", "trust" or "trust company" unless it also has a license to operate one. ARS §10-401 Not required. ARS §10-3401 Contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviations "L.L.C.", "L.C.", "LLC" or "LC", in uppercase or lowercase letters. ARS §29-602
Arkansas "Corporation", "Company", or "Incorporated", or shall contain an abbreviation of one of those words; but the name may not end with the word "Company" nor the abbreviation "Co." if the final word or abbreviation is immediately preceded by "and" or any symbol for "and" AC §4-26-401 Not required. AC §4-33-401 The name of each limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization must contain the words "Limited Liability Company" or "Limited Company" or the abbreviations "L.L.C.," "L.C.," "LLC," or "LC." The word "Limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd." and the word "Company" may be abbreviated as "Co." AC §4-32-103
California
  • General stock corporation: not required
  • Close corporations: "corporation", "incorporated" or "limited" or an abbreviation of one of such words (CCC §202.a)
  • Professional corporations: The proposed name must meet the name–style requirements of the law governing the profession for which the professional corporation is engaged. For more information, please contact the California state board or agency that controls your profession.
Not required. CCC §5122.a Shall contain either the words "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "LLC" or "L.L.C." as the last words in the name of the limited liability company. The words "limited" and "company" may be abbreviated to "Ltd." and "Co.," respectively. CCC §17052.a
Colorado The entity name of a corporation shall contain the term or abbreviation "corporation", "incorporated", "company", "limited", "corp.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd." CRS §7-90-601 The entity name of a nonprofit corporation may, but need not, contain the term or abbreviation "corporation", "incorporated", "company", "limited", "corp.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd.". CRS §7-90-601 The entity name of a limited liability company shall contain the term or abbreviation "limited liability company", "ltd. liability company", "limited liability co.", "ltd. liability co.", "limited", "l.l.c.", "llc", or "ltd.". CRS §7-90-601
Connecticut Shall contain the word “corporation”, “incorporated”, “company”, “Societa per Azioni” or “limited”, or the abbreviation “corp.”, “inc.”, “co.”, “S.p.A.” or “ltd.”, or words or abbreviations of like import in another language GSC §33-655 Shall contain the word “corporation”, “incorporated” or “company”, or the abbreviation “corp.”, “inc.” or “co.”, or words or abbreviations of like import in another language GSC §33-1045 The name of each limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization must contain the words “Limited Liability Company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.” or “LLC”. The word “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” and the word “Company” may be abbreviated as “Co.” GSC §34-102
Delaware Shall contain 1 of the words "association," "company," "corporation," "club," "foundation," "fund," "incorporated," "institute," "society," "union," "syndicate," or "limited," (or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation), or words (or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation) of like import of foreign countries or jurisdictions (provided they are written in roman characters or letters) DC §8-102-a-1 Shall contain 1 of the words "association," "company," "corporation," "club," "foundation," "fund," "incorporated," "institute," "society," "union," "syndicate," or "limited," (or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation), or words (or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation) of like import of foreign countries or jurisdictions (provided they are written in roman characters or letters) DC §8-102-a-1 Shall contain 1 of the words "association," "company," "corporation," "club," "foundation," "fund," "incorporated," "institute," "society," "union," "syndicate," or "limited," (or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation), or words (or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation) of like import of foreign countries or jurisdictions (provided they are written in roman characters or letters) DC §8-102-a-1
District of Columbia The name of a business corporation shall contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company", or "limited", or the abbreviation "Corp.", "Inc.", "Co.", or "Ltd.", or words or abbreviations of similar import in another language. D.C. Code §29-103.02(a) The name of a nonprofit corporation need not contain any particular word or abbreviation. D.C. Code §29-103.02(b) The name of a limited liability company other than a professional limited liability company shall contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.", "LLC", "L.C.", or "LC". The name of a professional limited liability company shall contain the words "professional limited liability company" or the abbreviation "P.L.L.C." or "PLLC". "Limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd.", and "company" may be abbreviated as "Co.". D.C. Code §29-103.02(f)
Florida Must contain the word “corporation,” “company,” or “incorporated” or the abbreviation “Corp.,” “Inc.,” or “Co.,” or the designation “Corp,” “Inc,” or “Co,” 2013 FS §607.0401 Must contain the word “corporation” or “incorporated” or the abbreviation “corp.” or “inc.” or words or abbreviations of like import in language, as will clearly indicate that it is a corporation instead of a natural person, unincorporated association, or partnership. The name of the corporation may not contain the word “company” or its abbreviation “co.” 2013 FS §617.0401 Must contain the words “limited liability company,” the abbreviation “L.L.C.,” or the designation “LLC” as the last words of the name of every limited liability company formed under the provisions of this chapter. The word “limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.,” and the word “company” may be abbreviated as “Co.” 2013 FS §608.406
Georgia Must contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," or "limited," or the abbreviation "corp.," "inc.," "co.," or "ltd.," or words or abbreviations of like import in another language O.C.G.A. §14-2-401 Must contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," or "limited," or the abbreviation "Corp.," "Inc.," "Co.," or "Ltd.," or words or abbreviations of like import in a language other than English O.C.G.A. §14-3-401 Must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" (it being permitted to abbreviate the word "limited" as "ltd." and the word "company" as "co.") or the abbreviation "L.L.C.", "LLC", "L.C." or "LC" O.C.G.A. §14-11-207
Hawaii Must contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", or "limited", or the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", or "ltd." HRS §414-51 Not required. HRS §414D-61 The name of a limited liability company must contain "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC". "Limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd.", and "company" may be abbreviated as "Co.". HRS §428-105
Idaho Must contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," or "limited," or the abbreviation "corp.," "inc.," "co.," or "ltd.," or words or abbreviations of like import in another language; provided however, that if the word "company" or its abbreviation is used it shall not be immediately preceded by the word "and" or by an abbreviation of or symbol representing the word "and" Idaho Statutes §30-1-401 Shall contain the word "corporation," "company," "incorporated" or "limited," or shall contain an abbreviation of one (1) of such words; provided however, that if the word "company" or its abbreviation is used, it shall not be immediately preceded by the word "and" or by an abbreviation of or symbol representing the word "and." Idaho Statutes §30-3-27 The name of a limited liability company must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.," "LLC," "L.C.," or "LC." "Limited" may be abbreviated as "ltd." and "company" may be abbreviated as "co." If the limited liability company is a professional company, however, the name of the limited liability company must contain the words "professional company" or the abbreviations "P.L.L.C." or "PLLC." Idaho Statutes §30-6-108
Illinois Shall contain, separate and apart from any other word or abbreviation in such name, the word "corporation", "company", "incorporated", or "limited", or an abbreviation of one of such words 805 ILCS §5/4.05 May contain, separate and apart from any other word or abbreviation in such name, the word "corporation," "company," "incorporated," or "limited," or an abbreviation of one of such words 805 ILCS §105/104.05 Shall contain the terms "limited liability company", "L.L.C.", or "LLC", or, if organized as a low-profit limited liability company under Section 1-26 of this Act, shall contain the term "L3C" 805 ILCS §180/1-10
Indiana Must contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company", or "limited", or the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd.", or words or abbreviations of like import in another language IC §23-1-23-1 Must contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company", or "limited" or the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd.", or similar words or abbreviations in another language IC §23-17-5-1 Must contain the words "limited liability company" or either of the following abbreviations: (A) "L.L.C."; or (B) "LLC"; IC §23-18-2-8
Iowa Must contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company", or "limited", or the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd.", or words or abbreviations of like import in another language. Iowa Code §490.401 Not required. Iowa Code §504.401 The name of a limited liability company must contain the words “limited liability company” or “limited company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.”, “LLC”, “L.C.”, or “LC”. “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.”, and “company” may be abbreviated as “Co.”. Iowa Code §489.108
Kansas The name of the corporation which, except for banks, shall contain one of the words "association," "church," "college," "company," "corporation," "club," "foundation," "fund," "incorporated," "institute," "society," "union," "university," "syndicate" or "limited," or one of the abbreviations "co.," "corp.," "inc.," "ltd.," or words or abbreviations of like import in other languages if they are written in Roman characters or letters K.S.A. §17-6002 The name of the corporation which, except for banks, shall contain one of the words "association," "church," "college," "company," "corporation," "club," "foundation," "fund," "incorporated," "institute," "society," "union," "university," "syndicate" or "limited," or one of the abbreviations "co.," "corp.," "inc.," "ltd.," or words or abbreviations of like import in other languages if they are written in Roman characters or letters K.S.A. §17-6002 Shall contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company", or the abbreviation "LLC," "LC" or the designation "LLC" or "LC" K.S.A. §17-7664
Kentucky End with the word "corporation," "company," or "limited" or the abbreviation "Corp.," "Inc.," "Co.," or "Ltd." or words or abbreviations of like import in another language, provided, however, that if a nonprofit corporation's name includes the word "company" or the abbreviation "Co.," it may not be immediately preceded by the word "and" or the abbreviation "&"; or if a professional service corporation, shall end with the words "professional service corporation" or the abbreviation "P.S.C." KRS 14A.3-010(2) End with the word "corporation," "company," or "limited" or the abbreviation "Corp.," "Inc.," "Co.," or "Ltd." or words or abbreviations of like import in another language, provided, however, that if a nonprofit corporation's name includes the word "company" or the abbreviation "Co.," it may not be immediately preceded by the word "and" or the abbreviation "&"; or if a professional service corporation, shall end with the words "professional service corporation" or the abbreviation "P.S.C." KRS 14A.3-010(2) The real name of a limited liability company shall end with the phrase "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviation "LLC" or "LC," provided, however, if the company is a professional limited liability company the name shall end with the phrase "professional limited liability company" or "professional limited company" or the abbreviation "PLLC" or "PLC." In the name of either a limited liability company or a professional limited liability company, the word "limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd." and the word "Company" may be abbreviated as "Co." KRS 14A.3-010(3)
Louisiana The corporate name, except in cases of railroad, telegraph and telephone corporations, shall contain the word "Corporation", "Incorporated" or "Limited", or the abbreviation of any of those words, or may contain instead the word "Company" or the abbreviation "Co." if the latter word or abbreviation is not immediately preceded by the word "and" or the symbol "&". Louisiana RS §12:23 The corporate name, except in cases of railroad, telegraph and telephone corporations, shall contain the word "Corporation", "Incorporated" or "Limited", or the abbreviation of any of those words, or may contain instead the word "Company" or the abbreviation "Co." if the latter word or abbreviation is not immediately preceded by the word "and" or the symbol "&". Louisiana RS §12:23 The corporate name, except in cases of railroad, telegraph and telephone corporations, shall contain the word "Corporation", "Incorporated" or "Limited", or the abbreviation of any of those words, or may contain instead the word "Company" or the abbreviation "Co." if the latter word or abbreviation is not immediately preceded by the word "and" or the symbol "&". Louisiana RS §12:23
Maine Not required 13-C MRSA §4-401.
The name of a professional corporation must contain the words "chartered," "professional corporation," "professional association" or "service corporation" or the abbreviation "P.C.," "P.A." or "S.C." 13 MRSA §22A-736
Not required 13-B MRSA §3-301-A. A limited liability company name must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.," "LLC," "L.C." or "LC" or, in the case of a low-profit limited liability company, "L3C" or "13c." The word "limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd.," and "company" may be abbreviated as "Co." unless the limited liability company is filing an assumed name under section 1510 or a registration of a name of a foreign limited liability company under section 1511.31 MRSA §3-301-A
Maryland The name of a corporation must include one of the following words or an abbreviation of one of the following words: (1) "Company", if it is not preceded by the word "and" or a symbol for the word "and"; (2) "Corporation"; (3) "Incorporated"; or (4) "Limited". 2010 Maryland Code §1-502(a)
The corporate name of a professional corporation must include: (i) The word "chartered"; (ii) The abbreviation "chtd."; (iii) The words "professional association"; (iv) The abbreviation "P.A."; (v) The words "professional corporation"; or (vi) The abbreviation "P.C.". 2010 Maryland Code §1-502(f)
The name of a corporation must include one of the following words or an abbreviation of one of the following words: (1) "Company", if it is not preceded by the word "and" or a symbol for the word "and"; (2) "Corporation"; (3) "Incorporated"; or (4) "Limited". 2010 Maryland Code §1-502(a) Limited liability companies.- The name of a limited liability company must include: (1) The words "limited liability company"; (2) "L.L.C."; (3) "LLC"; (4) "L.C."; or (5) "LC". 2010 Maryland Code §1-502(b)
Massachusetts Shall contain the word “corporation, “incorporated,” “company,” or “limited” or the abbreviation “corp.,” “inc., or ltd.,” or words or abbreviations of like import in another language M.G.L. c156D §4.01 Shall contain the word “corporation, “incorporated,” “company,” or “limited” or the abbreviation “corp.,” “inc., or ltd.,” or words or abbreviations of like import in another language M.G.L. §156D-4.01 A corporation may assume any name which, in the judgment of the state secretary, indicates that it is incorporated. M.G.L. c180 §3 and M.G.L. c156B §11
Michigan Except as provided in chapter 2A for a professional corporation, the corporate name of a domestic corporation shall contain the word "corporation", "company", "incorporated", or "limited" or shall contain 1 of the following abbreviations: corp., co., inc., or ltd., with or without periods. 284 MCL §450.1211 Not required. 162 MCL §450.2212 The name of a domestic limited liability company shall contain the words "limited liability company", or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "L.C.", with or without periods or other punctuation. The name of a low-profit limited liability company shall contain the words "low-profit limited liability company", or the abbreviation "L.3.C." or "l.3.c.", with or without periods or other punctuation. 23 MCL §450.4204
Minnesota Use "corporation," "incorporated," or "limited," or shall contain an abbreviation of one or more of these words, or the word "company" or the abbreviation "Co." if that word or abbreviation is not immediately preceded by the word "and" or the character "&" - § 302A.115 Minnesota Statutes Optional. A corporate name need not contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," or "limited," or an abbreviation of one of these words. - § 317A.115 Minnesota Statutes Contain the words "limited liability company," or must contain the abbreviation "LLC" - § 322B.115 Minnesota Statutes
Mississippi Must contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company" or "limited," or the abbreviation "corp.," "inc.," "co." or "ltd." or words or abbreviations of like import in another language Mississippi Code §79-4-4.01 Not required. Mississippi Code §79-11-157 Must contain the words "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC" Mississippi Code §79-29-104
Missouri Shall contain the word "corporation", "company", "incorporated", or "limited", or shall end with an abbreviation of one of said words 351 Missouri Revised Statutes §351.110 Not required. 355 Missouri Revised Statues §355.146 Shall contain the words "limited company" or "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "LC", "LLC", "L.C." or "L.L.C." 347 Missouri Revised Statutes §347.020
Montana Must contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company", or "limited"; the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd."; or words or abbreviations of similar meaning in another language Montana Code Annotated §35-1-308 Not required. Montana Code Annotated §35-2-305 The name of each limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviations "l.l.c.", "l.c.", "llc", or "lc". The word "limited" may be abbreviated as "ltd.", and the word "company" may be abbreviated as "co.". Montana Code Annotated §35-8-103
Nebraska Shall contain the word corporation, incorporated, company, or limited, or the abbreviation corp., inc., co., or ltd., or words or abbreviations of like import in another language, except that a corporation organized to conduct a banking business under the Nebraska Banking Act may use a name which includes the word bank without using any such words or abbreviations State of Nebraska Statutes §21-2028 Not required. State of Nebraska Statutes §21-1931 The name of a limited liability company must contain the words limited liability company or limited company or the abbreviation L.L.C., LLC, L.C., or LC. Limited may be abbreviated as Ltd., and company may be abbreviated as Co. State of Nebraska Statutes §21-108
Nevada A name appearing to be that of a natural person and containing a given name or initials must not be used as a corporate name except with an additional word or words such as “Incorporated,” “Limited,” “Inc.,” “Ltd.,” “Company,” “Co.,” “Corporation,” “Corp.,” or other word which identifies it as not being a natural person. NRS §78.035 A name appearing to be that of a natural person and containing a given name or initials must not be used as a corporate name except with an additional word or words such as “Incorporated,” “Inc.,” “Limited,” “Ltd.,” “Company,” “Co.,” “Corporation,” “Corp.,” or other word which identifies it as not being a natural person. NRS §82.086 The name of a limited-liability company formed under the provisions of this chapter must contain the words “Limited-Liability Company,” “Limited Liability Company,” “Limited Company,” or “Limited” or the abbreviations “Ltd.,” “L.L.C.,” “L.C.,” “LLC” or “LC.” The word “Company” may be abbreviated as “Co.” NRS §86.171
New Hampshire Contain the word “corporation,” ” incorporated,” or “limited” or the abbreviation “corp.” “inc.”, or ” ltd.”, or words or abbreviations of like import in another language. 293-A:4.01 New Hampshire RSA Not required. 292:3 New Hampshire RSA The name of each limited liability company as set forth in its certificate of formation: (a) Shall contain the words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.”or similar abbreviation 304-C:3 New Hampshire RSA
New Jersey Shall contain the word "corporation," "company," "incorporated," or shall contain an abbreviation of one of those words, or shall include the abbreviation Ltd. or shall contain words or abbreviations of like import in other languages New Jersey Statutes 14A:2-2 Shall contain one of the following: "a New Jersey nonprofit corporation," "incorporated," "corporation," "inc.," or "corp." unless it is a corporation which could organize pursuant to the provisions of Title 16 of the Revised Statutes. New Jersey Statues 15A2:2 The name of a limited liability company shall contain the words "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC". "Limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd.", and "company" may be abbreviated as "Co.". New Jersey Statutes 42:2C-8
New Mexico The corporate name shall: contain the separate word "corporation," "company," "incorporated" or "limited" or shall contain a separate abbreviation of one of these words; NMSA §53-11-7 Not required. NMSA §53-8-7 The name of a limited liability company shall be stated in its articles of organization and shall contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.", "LLC", "L.C." or "LC". The word "limited" may be abbreviated as "ltd." and the word "company" may be abbreviated as "co.". NMSA §53-19-3
New York Shall contain the word "corporation", "incorporated" or "limited", or an abbreviation of one of such words; or, in the case of a foreign corporation, it shall, for use in this state, add at the end of its name one of such words or an abbreviation thereof. NY BSC §301 Shall, unless the corporation is formed for charitable or religious purposes, or for purposes for which the approval of the commissioner of social services or the public health council is required, or is a bar association, contain the word "corporation", "incorporated" or "limited" or an abbreviation of one of such words NY NPC §301) Shall contain without abbreviation the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC" NY LLC §204
North Carolina The name of a corporation must contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company", or "limited", or the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd.". NC General Statutes § 55D-20(a) The name of a corporation must contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company", or "limited", or the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd.". NC General Statutes § 55D-20(a) The name of a limited liability company must contain the words "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC", or the combination "ltd. liability co.", "limited liability co.", or "ltd. liability company". NC General Statutes § 55D-20(b)
North Dakota Must contain the word "company", "corporation", "incorporated", "limited", or an abbreviation of one or more of these words. N.D.C.C. 10-19.1-13 Need not contain the word "company", "corporation", "incorporated", "limited", or an abbreviation of one or more of these words. N.D.C.C. 10-33-10 Must contain the words "limited liability company", or must contain the abbreviation "L.L.C." or the abbreviation "LLC" N.D.C.C. 10-32-10
Ohio It shall end with or include the word or abbreviation "company," "co.," "corporation," "corp.," "incorporated," or "inc." Ohio Revised Code §1701.05 Not required. Ohio Revised Code §1702 The name of a limited liability company shall include the words, "limited liability company," without abbreviation or shall include one of the following abbreviations: "LLC," "L.L.C.," "limited," "ltd.," or "ltd". Ohio Revised Code §1705.05
Oklahoma The name of the corporation which shall contain one of the words “association”, “company”, “corporation”, “club”, “foundation”, “fund”, “incorporated”, “institute”, “society”, “union”, “syndicate”, or “limited” or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation, or words or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation, of like import of foreign countries or jurisdictions; provided that such abbreviations are written in Roman characters or letters. Oklahoma Statutes §18-1006 The name of the corporation which shall contain one of the words “association”, “company”, “corporation”, “club”, “foundation”, “fund”, “incorporated”, “institute”, “society”, “union”, “syndicate”, or “limited” or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation, or words or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation, of like import of foreign countries or jurisdictions; provided that such abbreviations are written in Roman characters or letters. Oklahoma Statutes §18-1006 The name shall contain either the words limited liability company or limited company or the abbreviations LLC, LC, L.L.C. or L.C. The word limited may be abbreviated as Ltd. and the word company may be abbreviated as Co. Oklahoma Statutes §18-2008
Oregon A corporate name shall contain one or more of the words corporation, incorporated, company or limited or an abbreviation of one or more of those words. ORS §60.094 Not required. ORS §65.094 The name of the limited liability company shall contain the words limited liability company or the abbreviation L.L.C. or LLC. ORS §63.094
Pennsylvania Section 1303(a) of the BCL (relating to corporate name) requires that the corporate name of a business corporation contain one of the following corporate designators: (1) Corporation. (2) Corp. (3) Company. (4) Co. (5) Incorporated. (6) Inc. (7) Limited. (8) Ltd. (9) Association. (10) Fund. (11) Syndicate. (12) Words or abbreviations of like import in languages other than English. Pennsylvania Code c19 §23.3 Section 5303 of the NPCL (relating to corporate name) does not require that the corporate name of a nonprofit corporation contain a corporate designator such as Corporation, Corp., Company, Co., Incorporated, Inc., and the like. Pennsylvania Code c41 §l41.3 Contain the term "company," "limited" or "limited liability company" or an abbreviation of one of those terms. Pennsyvlania Code c89 §8905
Rhode Island Must contain the word "corporation," "company," "incorporated," or "limited," or an abbreviation of one of these words. R.I. Gen. Laws §7-1.2-401 Not required. R.I. Gen. Laws §7-6-11 Shall end with either the words "limited liability company" or the upper or lower case letters "l.l.c." with or without punctuation, or, if organized as a low-profit limited liability company, shall end with either the words "low-profit limited liability company" or the abbreviation "L3C" or "13c" R.I. Gen. Laws §7-16-9
South Carolina Must contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company", or "limited", the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd.", or words or abbreviations of like import in another language South Carolina Code of Laws §33-4-101 Must contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company", or "limited", the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd.", or words or abbreviations of like import in another language South Carolina Code of Laws §33-4-101 (By reference from South Carolina Code of Laws §33-31-401.) The name of a limited liability company must contain the words 'limited liability company' or 'limited company' or the abbreviation 'L.L.C.', 'LLC', 'L.C.', or 'LC'. 'Limited' may be abbreviated as 'Ltd.', and 'company' may be abbreviated as 'Co.'. South Carolina Code of Laws §33-43-108 (Revised 2013-2014)
South Dakota A corporate name must contain the term, corporation, incorporated, company, or limited, or the abbreviation, corp., inc., co., or ltd., or terms or abbreviations of like import in another language. South Dakota Codified Laws §47-1A-401 Not required. South Dakota Codified Laws §47-22-7 The name of a limited liability company must contain, limited liability company, or limited company, or the abbreviation, L.L.C., LLC, L.C., or LC. Limited may be abbreviated as Ltd. and company may be abbreviated as Co. South Dakota Codified Laws §47-34A-105
Tennessee Must contain the word “corporation,” “incorporated,” “company,” or the abbreviation “corp.,” “inc.,” “co.,” or words or abbreviations of like import in another language (provided they are written in roman characters or letters Tenn. Code Ann. §48-14-101 Not required. Tenn. Code Ann. §48-54-101 Must contain the words "limited liability company," or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC," or words or abbreviations of like import in another language; provided, that they are written in roman characters or letters. Tenn. Code Ann. §48-207-101
Texas The name of a corporation or foreign corporation must contain: (1) the word "company," "corporation," "incorporated," or "limited"; or (2) an abbreviation of one of those words. Texas Business Organizations Code §5.054 Not required. Texas Business Organizations Code §5.054 and Texas Business Organizations Code c22 The name of a limited liability company or a foreign limited liability company doing business in this state must contain: (1)the phrase "limited liability company" or "limited 3 company"; or (2) an abbreviation of one of those phrases. Texas Business Organizations Code §5.054
Utah The name of a corporation: (a) except for the name of a depository institution as defined in Section 7-1-103, shall contain: (i) the word: (A) "corporation"; (B) "incorporated"; or (C) "company"; (ii) the abbreviation: (A) "corp."; (B) "inc."; or (C) "co."; or (iii) words or abbreviations of like import to the words or abbreviations listed in Subsections (1)(a)(i) and (ii) in another language Utah Code §16-10a-401 The corporate name of a nonprofit corporation: (a) may, but need not contain: (i) the word "corporation," "incorporated," or "company"; or (ii) an abbreviation of "corporation," "incorporated," or "company" Utah Code §16-6a-401 Except as provided in Subsection (8), the name of a company as set forth in the articles of organization: (a) shall contain the terms: (i) "limited company"; (ii) "limited liability company"; (iii) "L.C." or "LC"; or (iv) "L.L.C." or "LLC" Utah Code §48-2c-106
Vermont A corporate name: (1) must contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," or "limited," or the abbreviation "corp.," "inc.," "co.," or "ltd.," or words or abbreviations of like import in another language 11A V.S.A. §4.01 A corporate name: (1) must contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," or "limited," or the abbreviation "corp.," "inc.," "co.," or "ltd.," or words or abbreviations of like import in another language 11B V.S.A. §4.01 The name of a limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization shall contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.," "LLC," "L.C.," or "LC." The word "limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd." and "company" may be abbreviated as "Co." in a limited liability company name. The name of a low-profit limited liability company as defined in subdivision 3001(11) of this chapter shall contain the abbreviation L3C or l3c. 11 V.S.A. §3005
Virginia A corporate name shall contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," or "limited," or the abbreviation "corp.," "inc.," "co.," or "ltd." Such words and their corresponding abbreviations may be used interchangeably for all purposes. Code of Virginia §13.1-630 Not required. Code of Virginia §13.1-829 A limited liability company name shall contain the words "limited company" or "limited liability company" or their abbreviations "L.C.," "LC," "L.L.C.," or "LLC." Code of Virginia §13.1-1012
Washington Must contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," or "limited," or the abbreviation "corp.," "inc.," "co.," or "ltd." RCW §23B.04.010 Shall not include or end with "incorporated," "company," "corporation," "partnership," "limited partnership," or "Ltd.," or any abbreviation thereof, but may use "club," "league," "association," "services," "committee," "fund," "society," "foundation," ". . . . . ., a nonprofit corporation," or any name of like import. RCW §24.03.045 Must contain the words "Limited Liability Company," the words "Limited Liability" and abbreviation "Co.," or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC" RCW §25.15.010
West Virginia Must contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company" or "limited", or the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co." or "ltd.", or words or abbreviations of like import in another language West Virginia Code §31D-4-401 Must contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," or "limited," or the abbreviation "corp.," "inc.," "co.," or "ltd.," or words or abbreviations of like import in another language West Virginia Code §31E-4-401 The name of a limited liability company must contain "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.", "LLC", "L.C." or "LC". "Limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd." and "company" may be abbreviated as "Co.". West Virginia Code §31B-1-105
Wisconsin Shall contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company" or "limited" or the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co." or "ltd." or words or abbreviations of like import in another language Wisconsin Statutes §180.0401 Shall contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "company" or "limited" or the abbreviation "corp.", "inc.", "co." or "ltd." or words or abbreviations of like import in another language Wisconsin Statutes §181.0401 The name of a limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited liability co." or end with the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC". Wisconsin Statutes §183.0103
Wyoming Unclear; apparently any of "corporation," "company," "incorporated," and probably the usual abbreviations of "Corp." "Co." and "Inc." § 17-16-401. Wyoming Statutes Unclear; apparently any of "corporation," "company," "incorporated," and probably the usual abbreviations of "Corp." "Co." and "Inc." § 17-16-401. Wyoming Statutes The name must include the words “Limited Liability Company,” or its abbreviations “LLC,” “L.L.C.,” “Limited Company,” “LC,” “L.C.,” “Ltd. Liability Company,” “Ltd. Liability Co.,” or “Limited Liability Co.”