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Title XXIII CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

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  347.020.  Name of company regulated. — The name of each limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization:

  (1)  Shall contain the words "limited company" or "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "LC", "LLC", "L.C." or "L.L.C." and shall be the name under which the limited liability company transacts business in this state unless the limited liability company registers another name under which it transacts business as provided under chapter 417 or conspicuously discloses its name as set forth in its articles of organization;

  (2)  May not contain the word "corporation", "incorporated", "limited partnership", "limited liability partnership", "limited liability limited partnership", or "Ltd." or any abbreviation of one of such words or any word or phrase which indicates or implies that it is organized for any purpose not stated in its articles of organization or that it is a governmental agency; and

  (3)  Must be distinguishable upon the records of the secretary from the name of any corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or limited liability limited partnership which is licensed, organized, reserved, or registered under the laws of this state as a domestic or foreign entity, unless:

  (a)  Such other holder of a reserved or registered name consents to such use in writing and files appropriate documentation to the secretary to change its name to a name that is distinguishable upon the records of the secretary from the name of the applying limited liability company; or

  (b)  A certified copy of a final decree of a court of competent jurisdiction establishing the prior right of the applicant to the use of such name in this state is filed with the secretary.

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(L. 1993 S.B. 66 & 20 § 359.704, A.L. 1997 H.B. 655 merged with S.B. 170, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1664)


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