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Search for and Register Your Idaho LLC Name

Whether you’re searching for the right Idaho business name or registering your LLC with the ID Secretary of State, we can help. We’ve got all the information you need on a Idaho business entity search, LLC naming rules, fictitious names and registering your business.

Idaho Business Entity Search

You need to check whether there’s already another Idaho LLC registered with your desired business name. That means searching the Idaho Secretary of State website using their business search tool. You can easily look up LLCs and corporations by name and other details.

If the business name is already used, that means it’s not available and you won’t be able to register it. Try searching for a different business name instead.

Idaho Secretary of State Business Search Tool

Idaho SOS Naming Rules for LLCs

Once you’ve decided on a name for your LLC and checked business name availability, you’ll need to meet Idaho Secretary of State naming rules.

Idaho Assumed and “Doing Business As” (DBA) Names

You might choose to do business under a different name from your legal LLC name. In Idaho, doing business under a different name is known as a “Trade Name.” You might choose to use a different name from your ID formal LLC name for a variety of reasons.

For example, your LLC might be called Idaho Potato Processing Holding Company LLC and you have a brand called Northwestern Kettle Chips. You should file an assumed business name to let the Idaho Secretary of State know. In Idaho, you do that through the Cancellation or Amendment of Certificate of Assumed Business Name form, or you can have Incfile do it on your behalf through our Assumed Business Name service.

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Business Name Registration for Your Idaho LLC

Once you’ve searched for your Idaho business name, checked availability, followed the naming rules and decided whether you need a fictitious name, you can register your ID LLC name. There are a couple of ways to do this.

  • 1

    If you don’t want to form your LLC right now, you can reserve the business name with the Idaho Secretary of State. You will need to complete an Application for Reservation of Name and file it with the ID SOS. You do not need to reserve a name if you are forming your business right away.


    Idaho SOS LLC Name Reservation Form

  • 2

    If you’re ready to start your LLC, you can formally file your Certificate of Formation with the Idaho SOS, or let Incfile take care of it for you.

FAQs on Naming Your Idaho LLC

You might find the following answers useful.

Additional Resources for Naming Your Idaho LLC

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Trademarks and Service Marks

You must be careful that your Idaho LLC name does not infringe on the trademark or service mark of another business. The easiest way to make sure your proposed business name does not infringe is to carry out a trademark search through Incfile. If it doesn’t infringe, you can even register it as a trademark yourself.

Incfile Trademark Search and Registration Service

Find the Perfect Name for Your Idaho LLC

The perfect business name can be elusive. We have a complete guide to choosing the right business name, but basically, you'll want to choose a name that will:

  • Appeal to your customers
  • Be memorable enough to stand out
  • Best represent your product or services
  • Not be used by another business
Incfile Guide to Choosing a Business Name

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Compliance Requirements

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.

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