Idaho LLC Name Requirements

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Before finalizing the name of your Idaho LLC, you will want to make sure the name meets all of the state requirements such as the correct usage of the entity designator, using a name that is distinguishable from other registered names and the name can’t allude to any government affiliation.

Entity Designator

The name of a limited liability company must contain the phrase “limited liability company” or “limited company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.,” “LLC,” “L.C.,” or “LC.” “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.,” and “company” may be abbreviated as “Co.” If the limited liability company is a professional entity, the name may include the word “professional” before the word “limited” or the letter “P” at the beginning of any of the permitted abbreviations.

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Distinguishability

Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) or (f) of this section, the name of a domestic filing entity or domestic limited liability partnership, and the name under which a foreign entity may register to do business in this state, must be distinguishable on the records of the secretary of state from any:(1)  Name of an existing domestic filing entity which at the time is not administratively dissolved for more than six (6) months;(2)  Name of a limited liability partnership whose statement of qualification is in effect;(3)  Name under which a foreign entity registered to do business in this state under part 5 of this chapter;(4)  Name reserved under section 30-21-303, Idaho Code; or(5)  Name registered under section 30-21-304, Idaho Code.(b)  If an entity consents in a record to the use of its name and submits an undertaking in a form satisfactory to the secretary of state to change its name to a name that is distinguishable on the records of the secretary of state from any name in any category of names in subsection (a) of this section, the name of the consenting entity may be used by the person to which the consent was given.

An entity name may not contain language falsely stating or implying government affiliation or stating or implying that the entity is organized for a purpose other than that permitted by this act.

Government Affiliation

An entity name may not contain language falsely stating or implying government affiliation or stating or implying that the entity is organized for a purpose other than that permitted by this act.

References – Idaho code: sections 30-21-301 and 30-21-302(d).