Your LLC’s Name
Your new Louisiana LLC’s business name must be distinguishable from (i.e., not deceptively similar to) all other entities authorized to conduct business in the state by the Louisiana Secretary of State. This applies to entities formed in Louisiana, as well as those originally formed elsewhere but authorized to operate in the Bayou State.
The name must include, as the last part of the name, “Limited Liability Company,” “LLC,” or “L.L.C.” It may not contain any word or phrase that states or implies that the LLC is organized for any unlawful purpose, nor for a purpose contrary to its articles of organization. It also must not include the phrase “doing business as,” or an abbreviation of the term such as “d/b/a.” The name is also not allowed to imply that the LLC is an administrative agency of any parish (the equivalent of a county in Louisiana) or the federal government.
LLC names can be initially reserved with the state for up to 60 days for $25, with up to two 30-day extensions upon request.