Current as of: 2010
(a) A person may reserve the exclusive use of a corporate name, including an assumed corporate name, by delivering an application to the secretary of state for filing. The application must set forth the name and address of the applicant and the name proposed to be reserved. If the secretary of state finds that the corporate name applied for meets the requirements of § 48-14-101 and is available, the secretary of state shall reserve the name for the applicant's exclusive use for a four-month period. Upon the expiration of the four-month period, the same or any other party may apply to reserve the same name.
(b) The owner of a reserved corporate name, including an assumed corporate name, may transfer the reservation to another person by delivering to the secretary of state a notice of the transfer signed by the owner that states the name and address of the transferee.
(c) The reservation of a specific name may be cancelled by filing with the secretary of state a notice, executed by the applicant or transferee, specifying the name reservation to be cancelled and the name and address of the applicant or transferee.
[Acts 1986, ch. 887, § 4.02; 1987, ch. 273, § 27; 1989, ch. 451, § 5.]