Choosing a Corporation Name
Your new corporation’s name must be distinguishable from the name of any other registered or reserved Arizona business entity. It must also contain the words “association,” “company,” “corporation,” “incorporated,” or “limited,” an abbreviation of one of these terms, or an equivalent in another language.
Your new Arizona corporation‘s name may not contain language stating or implying that it is organized for a purpose other than one permitted by state law or stated in its articles of incorporation. The name is not permitted to include the terms “bank,” deposit,” “trust,” or “trust company,” either separately or in combination, to state or imply that the corporation will be engaged in the banking or trust business unless it is to be and becomes actively and substantially engaged in the banking or trust business.
If your corporate name is not considered to be distinguishable from one already on file, it’s usually not enough to just change some punctuation, a definite or indefinite article (such as “a,” “an,” or “the”), or the status designator (“corporation,” “company,” “incorporated,” “limited,” etc.). Corporate names can be reserved with the state for up to 120 days at a time for $10.