Choosing a Corporation Name
Your new Alaska corporation‘s name cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to the name of any other Alaska business entity registered or reserved with the state. It also is not permitted to be the same as any non-registered business name that has been established in common law by usage over a long period of time. The name must contain (at the end) the words “incorporated,” “corporation,” “limited,” or “company,” or an abbreviation of one of those terms.
The name may not include language that states or implies that the corporation is organized for some purpose other than stated in its articles of incorporation, or that it is a municipality (city, borough, or village). However, the name is allowed to contain the name of a municipality.
An available corporate name may be reserved for up to 120 days for $25. A proposed corporate name may be registered for an annual fee of $25. It is important to note that Alaska state law does not allow businesses to register fictitious or assumed (“doing business as”) names.