Rules For Corporate Names in The State of Florida
(1) Must contain the word “corporation,” “company,” or “incorporated” or the abbreviation “Corp.,” “Inc.,” or “Co.,” or the designation “Corp,” “Inc,” or “Co,” as will clearly indicate that it is a corporation instead of a natural person, partnership, or other business entity;
(2) May not contain language stating or implying that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than that permitted in this act and its articles of incorporation;
(3) May not contain language stating or implying that the corporation is connected with a state or federal government agency or a corporation chartered under the laws of the United States; and
(4) Must be distinguishable from the names of all other entities or filings, except fictitious name registrations pursuant to s. 865.09
, organized, registered, or reserved under the laws of this state, which names are on file with the Division of Corporations.
(5) The name of the corporation as filed with the Department of State shall be for public notice only and shall not alone create any presumption of ownership beyond that which is created under the common law.
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