TITLE 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

CHAPTER 7-1.2
Rhode Island Business Corporation Act

PART 7-1.2-401
Name

SECTION 7-1.2-404


§ 7-1.2-404 Registered name.

(a) Any corporation organized and existing under the laws of any state or territory of the United States may register its corporate name under this chapter, provided its corporate name is distinguishable upon the records of the secretary of state from, the name of any domestic corporation, limited partnership, limited liability partnership or limited liability company existing under the laws of this state, or the name of any foreign corporation, limited partnership, limited liability partnership or limited liability company authorized to transact business in this state, or any corporate name reserved, filed or registered under this title.

(b) The registration is made by:

(1) Filing with the secretary of state:

(i) An application for registration executed by an authorized officer of the corporation, stating the name of the corporation, the state or territory under the laws of which it is incorporated, the date of its incorporation, a statement that it is carrying on or doing business, and a brief statement of the business in which it is engaged; and

(ii) A certificate stating that the corporation is in good standing under the laws of the state or territory wherein it is organized, executed by the secretary of state of the state or territory or by any other official that may have custody of the records pertaining to corporations; and

(2) Paying to the secretary of state a registration fee.

(c) The registration is effective for a period of one year from the effective date of the application.

(d) A corporation, which has in effect a registration of its corporate name, may renew the registration from year to year by annually filing an application for renewal stating the facts required to be stated in an original application for registration and a certificate of good standing as required for the original registration. A renewal application must be filed prior to the expiration of the one-year period from the filing of an original application for registration or its last renewal and extends the registration for the following year.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 216, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 274, § 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 36, § 36; P.L. 2005, ch. 72, § 36.)