§ 7-12-57. Name of registered limited liability partnerships.
(a) The name of a registered limited liability partnership contains the words "registered limited liability partnership" or the abbreviation "L.L.P" or "LLP" as the last words or letters of its name.
(b) The name shall be distinguishable upon the records of the secretary of state from the name of any domestic for-profit or nonprofit corporation, or any domestic limited partnership or any domestic limited liability company or any registered limited liability partnership existing under the laws of the state or the name of any foreign for-profit or nonprofit corporation, or foreign limited partnership or foreign limited liability company or foreign registered limited liability partnership authorized to transact business in this state, or a name the exclusive right to which is, at the time filed, reserved or registered in the manner provided under this title, subject to the following:
(1) This provision does not apply if the applicant files with the secretary of state a certified copy of a final decree of a court of competent jurisdiction establishing the prior right of the applicant to the use of the name in this state; and
(2) The name may be the same as the name of a corporation or limited liability company or registered limited liability partnership, the certificate of incorporation, authority, organization or registration of which has been revoked by the secretary of state as permitted by law and the revocation has not been withdrawn within one year from the date of the revocation.
(3) Words and/or abbreviations that are required by statute to identify the particular type of business entity shall be disregarded when determining if a name is distinguishable upon the records of the secretary of state.
(4) The secretary of state shall promulgate rules and regulations defining the term "distinguishable upon the record" for the administration of this chapter.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 270, § 2; P.L. 1998, ch. 235, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 36, § 7; P.L. 2005, ch. 72, § 7; P.L. 2011, ch. 54, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 60, § 3.)