Name Reservation

Reserve your business name in one or more states

  • Order online and get started in minutes
  • We reserve your organization name, ensuring it's available for use
  • Starting at $100 plus filing fees
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Claim Your Name Quickly and Easily

Our service allows you to register your name before you form your business. Reserving your name before preparing your formation or qualification documents ensures it will be available for use when you're ready to file. Convenient web-based ordering makes the process quick and painless.

Don't waste time checking name availability and filing reservation forms. We'll handle the process end-to-end so you can get back to business.

How Name Reservation Service Works

Complete the online form to order our name reservation services. Once we have requested your name reservation, we will track its progress and send a confirmation when it is approved.

  1. Enter your desired legal name.
  2. We check name availability and, if available, prepare and submit the required forms to reserve your name.
  3. Receive confirmation of your name reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to reserve a name?

By reserving a name with the secretary of state before forming your business in your home state or registering your business in a foreign state, you temporarily prevent others from using it for their entities.


Is reserving a name required?

Name reservation is not a requirement to form a business or foreign qualify in most states. However, some states require name reservation as a prerequisite for forming your business.

If name reservation isn't required, why would I do it?

If you draft formation documents or attempt to foreign qualify without reserving your name, you may have a naming conflict. You must then redraft all of your filings with an available name. Name reservation helps you avoid duplicating work. It's beneficial if you have your heart set on a name but expect to wait weeks or months before submitting your state filings.


How long will my name reservation last?

Name reservation typically protects for 120 days, but this figure varies by state. Many states allow reservations to be renewed after the initial protection period ends. Additionally, some states enable foreign entities to protect a name over a longer term (typically one year) by filing a name registration.

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Reserve your business name in one or more states

  • Order online and get started in minutes
  • We reserve your organization name, ensuring it's available for use
  • Starting at $100 plus filing fees.

Ready to get started?

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