Indiana LLC Name Requirements

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Before finalizing the name of your Indiana LLC, you will want to make sure the name meets all of the state requirements.

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The Indiana State Statutes are below:

Section 8. (a) The name of each limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization:

(1) must contain the words “limited liability company” or either of the following abbreviations:
            (A) “L.L.C.”; or
            (B) “LLC”;       

(2) may contain the name of a member or manager; and

(3) except as provided in subsection (b), must be such as to distinguish the name upon the records of the office of the secretary of state from the name of any limited liability company or other business entity reserved, registered, or organized under the laws of Indiana or qualified to transact business as a foreign limited liability company in Indiana.

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(b) A limited liability company may apply to the secretary of state to use a name that is not distinguishable upon the secretary of state’s records from one (1) or more of the names described in subsection (a). The secretary of state shall authorize the use of the name applied for if:

(1) the other domestic or foreign limited liability company or other business entity files its written consent to the use of its name; or

(2) the applicant delivers to the secretary of state a certified copy of a final court judgment from a circuit or superior court in the state of Indiana establishing the applicant’s right to use the name applied for in Indiana.

Reference: Indiana Code 23-18-2-8