Choosing a Corporation Name
The name you decide on for your new corporation cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to the name of any other Louisiana business entity registered or reserved with the state. The name may not include language that states or implies that the corporation is organized for a charitable or nonprofit purpose other than one permitted by state law or than stated in its articles of incorporation. It also may not contain the phrase “doing business as.”
The name must, however, include the words “incorporated,” “corporation,” “limited,” or “company,” or an abbreviation of one of those terms. If using the word “company,” it may be preceded by the word “and” or an equivalent symbol, such as “&.”
Available corporate names can be initially reserved with the state for up to 60 days for a $25 fee, with up to two 30-day extensions upon request.