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Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 4-02

§ 4.02. Reserved name

(a) A person may reserve the exclusive use of a corporate name, including a fictitious name for a foreign corporation whose corporate name is not available, 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 is available, he or she shall reserve the name for the applicant’s exclusive use for a 120-day period. Such 120-day period may be renewed no more than twice.

(b) The owner of a reserved corporate name may transfer the reservation to another person by delivering to the Secretary of State a signed notice of the transfer that states the name and address of the transferee. (Added 1993, No. 85, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1994.)

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 4-02

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Person: includes individual and entity. See
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under subsection 8. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See

Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 4-02

§ 4.02. Reserved name

(a) A person may reserve the exclusive use of a corporate name, including a fictitious name for a foreign corporation whose corporate name is not available, by delivering an application to the Secretary of State for filing. Upon finding that the corporate name applied for is available, the Secretary of State shall reserve the name for the applicant’s exclusive use for a 120-day period. Such 120-day period may be renewed no more than twice.

(b) The owner of a reserved corporate name may transfer the reservation to another person by delivering to the Secretary of State a signed notice of the transfer that states the name and address of the transferee. (Added 1995, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.)

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 4-02

  • Corporation: means public benefit and mutual benefit corporation. See
  • filing: means filed in the Office of the Secretary of State. See
  • Person: includes any individual or entity. See
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under subsection 8. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See