Choosing a Corporation Name
Your new corporation’s name must be distinguishable from all other business entities already registered or reserved with the Maine Secretary of State. The name does not (unlike most other states) have to include a corporate designator, such as “Inc.” or “Corporation.” However, many consider it advisable to include such a designation anyway, to let potential customers know that you are incorporated.
The name is not permitted, however, to contain language that states or implies that the corporation is organized for some purpose other than that permitted by state law and the corporation’s articles of incorporation.
Additionally, the name request may be refused if the Secretary of State finds the requested name to be obscene, promoting of abusive or unlawful activity, falsely suggestive of some association with public institutions, or of violating any other state laws.
An available corporate name can be reserved for 120 days for $25.