Choosing a Corporation Name
Your Massachusetts corporation’s name must be different from any other authorized business entity on file with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. This applies to entities formed in the state, as well as those originally formed elsewhere but authorized to conduct business in Massachusetts.
The corporation’s name must include either the word “Incorporation,” “Incorporated,” “Company,” or “Limited” (or an abbreviation thereof) at its end, and it can’t include language that might suggest or imply that the corporation has been formed for a purpose not permitted by law or allowed by its articles of organization.
The Corporations Division does not allow symbols as part of a corporate name-for example, the name “Pri¢e Bu$ters” would not be allowed. The Corporations Division also discourages the use of initials, numbers, hyphens, apostrophes, and commas in corporate names. If you do include punctuation in your corporation’s name, it must be included on all filing documents with the office.
You can reserve an available corporate name with the state for 60 days for a $30 fee.