Name Reservation

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.

Comprehensive Support for Your Compliance Needs

Gain peace of mind and return to your mission-driven work. Leverage our comprehensive compliance services today.

Raising funds in multiple states?
Rely on us to manage your charity registrations.
Registering to operate in a new state?
Turn to us to manage your foreign qualification project.
Tracking annual report deadlines?
Allow us to track, prepare, and file your annual reports.

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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Testimonials

Check out our complete library of testimonials to learn more about how we support nonprofit organizations just like yours.

Stetson University
One of the best vendor decisions we’ve ever made. I don’t know why we ever wrestled with all our state compliance filings in house. Labyrinth took all of the pain out of the process, and at a price point that made the decision obvious.
 ~ Mark Ernest – STETSON UNIVERSITY
Amirah inc
Labyrinth made obtaining licenses for our out of state satellite office a breeze! Their customer service is top notch! They always respond to my requests within a day if not sooner. I sleep well at night knowing that Labyrinth is in our corner! They take the guess work out of state licensing! Don’t bother looking for another company! Let Labyrinth navigate the web of confusion for you!
~ Cheri Crider – AMIRAH INC.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
We’ve used Labyrinth for over seven years now and I have found their work and customer service to be great. Never had a single problem with all our state charity registrations over the years. We’ve been moving work being done by other companies to Labyrinth (like corporate registrations) to Labyrinth because we trust their work. Highly recommended!
~ David L ~ NAMI
Jewish Voice For Peace
Great experience working with Labyrinth for business and charitable registrations.
~ Elizabeth Ingenthron – A Jewish Voice for Peace, Inc.
Children Incorporated
Labyrinth is incredible! They have been managing our state registrations for about five years, and it has made our work so much easier. They save us time and effort, and they always come through for us. Highly recommended!
~ Ron Carter – CHILDREN, INC.
Nation Rowing Foundation
Amazingly proactive and throughly professional, and competent. Nice people, too!
~ Tracy Brown – NATIONAL ROWING FOUNDATION, INC.
Vitae Foundation
They take all my worries away! They take care of all of Vitae’s registrations, charitable, corporate, sales tax applications, federal and state employee program applications, and advise on anything you need. They are wonderful!!
~ Gail Quigley – VITAE FOUNDATION
Asia Frontier Outreach
The expertise, timeliness, and responsiveness of the Labyrinth team is excellent. They have been a lifesaver to our organization.
~ Lois Riddick – ASIA FRONTIER OUTREACH – USA, INC.
Vision Synergy
State registrations for charity compliance? No, thank you! I DO NOT want to understand it. THANK YOU Labyrinth, you are worth every penny & all whom I’ve worked with have been great.
~ Diana Mansour – visionSynergy
Grey2K USA Worldwide
We trust the professionals at Labyrinth with all our registration and reporting needs!
~ Christine Dorchak – GREY2K USA WORLDWIDE, INC.
JBI International
I have been very happy with Labyrinth. They are always on top of everything and have helped me tremendously with all my state registration filings.
~ Mickey Aboff – JBI INTERNATIONAL
Africa New Life
We are a growing nonprofit organization with donors in all 50 States. Labyrinth has allowed us to comply with the myriad rules and regulations in every State. We do not have the time, nor the expertise, to handle this on our own. Labyrinth has made it so easy for us to get into compliance!
~ Daniel Leischner – AFRICA NEW LIFE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
University of Vermont Foundation
The staff at Labyrinth are very good at their jobs. They stay on top of the filings and provide a complete turn key service. I recommend using Labyrinth.
~ Charles Feeney – UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT FOUNDATION, INC.
B'Nai B'rith
My organization operates in nearly every state. Yet, like many non-profits, we are thinly staffed for admin and other back-office operations. We do not have the capacity to stay on top of every state’s charitable registration laws and/or filing requirements. Labyrinth does that for us and does it at a very reasonable rate. I would highly recommend Labyrinth for any non-profit that has multiple state charitable registration filings.
~ Jan Bigelow – B’NAI B’RITH YOUTH ORGANIZATION, INC.
National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals
Labyrinth made the entire process of filing for state authorizations to solicit an easy and very smoothly delivered process. After we supplied the necessary information to them, very little time was required on our end other than filing the forms in our shared drive! Definitely recommend this company!
~ Deb Cullinan – NAPO, INC.
Zamir Choral Foundation
Very helpful in navigating charitable registrations for non-profits. They are also very knowledgeable about other aspects of non-profits and are always ready to help. A wonderful organization.
~ Marilyn Gurtman-Oppenheimer – ZAMIR CHORAL FOUNDATION
Na Keiki O Emalia Emalia's Children Helping Children Heal
Labyrinth has been a godsend for us! Highly recommend them–they do a great job of keeping us compliant with required states across the US and have GREAT staff/customer service.
~ Brooke Brown – NA KEIKI O EMALIA
USA Basketball
I’ve had great experiences with Labyrinth across two organizations, I definitely recommend their services!
~ Killjan Anderson – USA BASKETBALL
Bluepath
We recently changed providers for our state registrations and Labyrinth has been professional, attentive, and the staff is very knowledgeable. They have even saved us money compared to our previous provider. Thank you Labyrinth!
~ Jody Sandler – BLUE SERVICE DOGS
American Association of State Troopers
Labyrinth, Inc. has been processing the charitable registrations for the American Association of State Troopers, Inc. and the AAST Foundation, Inc. for over 15 years. We are a nationwide charity and we are registered in almost all of the states across the country. It is a pleasure to work with Labyrinth their professionalism and knowledge of the registration process in each of the states is of great value to our organization.
–Joan Breeding, Asst. Secretary/Treasurer, American Association of State Troopers
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Labyrinth has been stellar in effectively handling the evolving ins and outs of state charitable solicitation filings for our non-profit organization. Their management of the process is as great as their responsiveness and dedication to their clients. So glad we partnered with them, knowing nothing is falling through the cracks!
–Eileen Rose, Sr. Manager, Purchasing & Facilities, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Life is Good Playmakers
Thank you, you truly are amazing! And frankly we would be lost in all of this if it wasn’t for you.
–Lisa Strand, Operations Coordinator, Life is Good Playmakers
Full Circle Help Center
I must say that when I needed help with all my questions, paper work Labyrinth was here to help make my vision a reality. The dream can be realized. Thank you with all my heart.
–Gwen Williams, CEO, Full Circle Help Center
MFE Logo
On behalf of about 10 groups that we have brought over to your company since last fall, I want to say that all of us are blown away with the work of Candice. She’s fast, thorough, pleasant to interact with. We really can’t thank her enough for her help over the last few months.
-Aaron Dorr, Director of Marketing, Midwest Freedom Enterprises LLC
American Air Museum in Britain
I am happy to state that Labyrinth have done an excellent job for us since they have been appointed by AAM.
-Jon Card, Executive Director Collections and Governance, Imperial War Museums
Home for our Troops
Labyrinth has taken the stress out of ensuring our organization is current with all state requirements. Their knowledgeable staff are always available to answer questions and provide guidance giving me peace of mind. I can’t say enough about the value they bring to our organization.
– Beth Lyons, Director of Development, Homes for Our Troops
The Human Trafficking Legal Center
YOU ARE PHENOMENAL!! Thank you so much for the disclosure notices and registration status documents! It made my job so much easier. Thank you so much for always responding to me so quickly and your constant assistance and support!
– Omnia Joehar, Operations Manager, Human Trafficking Legal Center
Parkinson's Foundation
I highly recommend this company for any organization that needs help with state filings. They have excellent customer service, have exceptional pricing, and have a true passion for helping organizations with this service. They are FANTASTIC!!
– Jacquelyn Bussotti, Human Resources Manager, Parkinson’s Foundation
Family Equality Council
We would be lost without the team at Labyrinth. Their work is accurate, quick and they are responsive. All our filings are timely, and they walk us through the maze of state each state filing with the confidence that only an expert in this field could. We can’t thank Labyrinth enough or recommend them highly enough.
– Michel DuBois, CFO, Family Equality Council