Wisconsin Entity Name Reservation

Name reservation protects the preferred name of your entity while you prepare to file formation documents with the state. Depending on entity type, reservations may be eligible for renewal if more time is needed. See the table below for more information on filing a name reservation in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Entity Name Reservation Licenses

Wisconsin Foreign Name Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 1-R: Name Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$25 for nonprofit corporations and $50 for other entities.

Notes:

Name registrations are good for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are filed.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form 1-R: Name Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$25 for nonprofit corporations and $50 for other entities.

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Wisconsin Long-Term Name Reservation

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Notes:

A domestic corporation, cooperative or limited liability company may, upon change of name, merger or voluntary dissolution, or a registered foreign corporation or limited liability company upon change of name may, apply to reserve its old name for a period of not more than 10 years.The name reservation application must be submitted for filing simultaneously with the document affecting the name change, dissolution or merger. The name will be reserved long term upon the filing of the document affecting the name change, dissolution or merger.

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 1: Name Reservation Application

Agency Fee:

$25 for nonprofit corporations and $50 for other entities.

Notes:

Long-term name reservations are good for 10 years.

Wisconsin Name Reservation

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 1: Name Reservation Application

Agency Fee:

$10 for nonprofit corporations and LPs and $15 for other entities.

Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days for LPs and 120 days for other entities.

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