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Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 4-03

§ 4.03. Registered name

(a) A foreign corporation may register its corporate name or its corporate name with any addition required by section 15.06 of this title, if the name is distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State from:

(1) the corporate name of a nonprofit or business corporation incorporated or authorized to do business in this State; and

(2) a corporate name reserved under section 4.02 of this title or 11A V.S.A. § 4.02 or registered under this section.

(b) A foreign corporation registers its corporate name, or its corporate name with any addition required by section 15.06 of this title, by delivering to the Secretary of State an application:

(1) setting forth its corporate name, or its corporate name with any addition required by section 15.06 of this title, the state or country and date of its incorporation, and a brief description of the nature of the activities in which it is engaged; and

(2) accompanied by a certificate of existence (or a document of similar import) from the state or country of incorporation.

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 4-03

  • Corporation: means public benefit and mutual benefit corporation. See
  • 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.
  • Domestic corporation: means a corporation. See
  • filing: means filed in the Office of the Secretary of State. See
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation organized under a law other than the law of this State which would be a nonprofit corporation if formed under the laws of this State. 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

(c) The name is registered for the applicant’s exclusive use upon the effective date of the application.

(d) A foreign corporation whose registration is effective may renew it for successive years by delivering to the Secretary of State for filing a renewal application, which complies with the requirements of subsection (b) of this section, between October 1 and December 31 of the preceding year. The renewal application when filed renews the registration for the following calendar year.

(e) A foreign corporation whose registration is effective may thereafter qualify as a foreign corporation under the registered name or consent in writing to the use of that name by a corporation thereafter incorporated under this title or by another foreign corporation thereafter authorized to transact business in this State. The registration terminates when the domestic corporation is incorporated or the foreign corporation qualifies or consents to the qualification of another foreign corporation under the registered name. (Added 1995, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.)

Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 4-03

§ 4.03. Registered name

(a) A foreign corporation may register its corporate name, or its corporate name with any addition required by section 15.06 of this title, if the name is distinguishable in the records of the Secretary of State from the corporate or business names that are not available under section 4.01(b)(3) of this title.

(b) A foreign corporation registers its corporate name, or its corporate name with any addition required by section 15.06 of this title, by delivering to the Secretary of State for filing an application:

(1) setting forth its corporate name, or its corporate name with any addition required by section 15.06 of this title, the state or country and date of its incorporation, and a brief description of the nature of the business in which it is engaged; and

(2) accompanied by a certificate of good standing or a document of similar import from the state or country of incorporation.

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 4-03

  • 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.
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to the provisions of this title. See
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit incorporated under a law other than the law of this State. 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

(c) The name is registered for the applicant’s exclusive use upon the effective date of the application.

(d) A foreign corporation whose registration is effective may renew it for successive years by delivering to the Secretary of State for filing a renewal application, which complies with the requirements of subsection (b) of this section, between October 1 and December 31 of the preceding year. The renewal application when filed renews the registration for the following calendar year.

(e) A foreign corporation whose registration is effective may thereafter qualify as a foreign corporation under the registered name or consent in writing to the use of that name by a corporation thereafter incorporated under this title or by another foreign corporation thereafter authorized to transact business in this State. The registration terminates when the domestic corporation is incorporated or the foreign corporation qualifies or consents to the qualification of another foreign corporation under the registered name. (Added 1993, No. 85, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1994; amended 2015, No. 17, § 9.)