§ 7-13-51. Name of foreign limited partnership.
A foreign limited partnership may register with the secretary of state under any name, whether or not it is the name under which it is registered in its state of organization, that includes either
(1) without abbreviation the words "limited partnership" or
(2) the letters and punctuation "L.P.", and that could be registered by a domestic limited partnership, and
(3) Shall be distinguishable upon the records of the secretary of state from the name of any corporation, nonbusiness corporation or other association, domestic or foreign limited liability company, limited partnership organized under the laws of, or registered or qualified to do business in this state or any name which is filed, reserved or registered under this title or as permitted by the laws of this state, subject to the following:
(i) 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
(ii) The name may be the same as the name of a corporation, nonbusiness corporation or other association the certificate of incorporation or organization of which has been revoked by the secretary of state as permitted by law, and the revocation has not been withdrawn within one year from the date of the revocation.
(iii) 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.
(iv) The secretary of state shall promulgate rules and regulations defining the term "distinguishable upon the record" for the administration of this chapter.
(P.L. 1985, ch. 390, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 188, § 4; P.L. 2011, ch. 54, § 4; P.L. 2011, ch. 60, § 4.)