Choosing a Corporation Name
Choosing a name for your new Indiana corporation is one of the first official steps toward actually conducting business in the Hoosier State. The business name you choose must be able to be readily distinguished from all other registered and reserved Indiana business entities.
Your new business’ name must end with “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Company,” or “Limited,” or the abbreviation “Corp.,” “Inc.,” “Co.,” or “Ltd.” It may not contain language stating or implying that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than that permitted by state law and its own articles of incorporation.
The name is allowed to include the word “bank” or “banks” for a bank holding company, so long as it does not imply that it offers the same services as a bank or trust company.
Available corporate names may be reserved for up to 120 days for $20.