You need the right name for your Arizona LLC. Choosing the right name is vital because it tells your suppliers, customers and employees what your business does. Arizona has several rules and regulations about what you can call your new business. Let’s explore what they are.
In addition to the rules above, it’s also vital to see if your Arizona LLC name might infringe on the trademark or service mark of another business. For example, it might not be a good idea to call yourself “Google Search Optimization Services,” since Google is a trademark.
The easiest way to see if your proposed business name infringes is to carry out a trademark search. You can do that via the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or Incfile can help you protect your business with our new Trademark Search and Registration service. You should also bear in mind that your Arizona business entity name cannot be substantially similar to an existing trademark or service mark.
Search the database of the Arizona Corporation Commission for your proposed business name to see if it's unique. You can search for:
Finding the perfect name can be tough. You want a business name that:
Fortunately, we’ve got some good advice on seeking out the perfect business name for your Arizona LLC. Check out our guidance on naming your LLC and get inspired.
Once you’ve found the right name for your business, it’s time to make it a reality. Check out our packages for starting your Arizona LLC and form your LLC today.
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This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.
Frequency: No Annual Report is due for LLCs at this time.
Important: Arizona requires that you publish a notice of filing of your Articles of Organization or alternatively, you may publish the Articles of Organization in their entirety. The publication must be in a newspaper in general circulation in the county of the known place of business in Arizona for 3 consecutive publications. The publication must be filed within 60 days of the date of organization. The LLC may be subject to administrative dissolution if it fails to publish.
Where do I publish the document? The A.C.C. does not endorse any particular newspaper, but, as a courtesy they provide a list of newspapers that have attested to the A.C.C. that they meet the statutory criteria for publishing documents. Upon publishing you will receive an Affidavit of Publication. It is not required, but you may send the Affidavit of Publication you receive from the newspaper to the A.C.C. for placement into the entity’s public record. If you do not submit the Affidavit of Publication to the A.C.C. you should retain it as part of your entity’s permanent record.
(We do not assist in the filing of the Publication Requirement)
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