Choosing a Corporation Name
Selecting the name of your new Minnesota corporation is one of the first official steps toward actually conducting business in the North Star State. The business name you choose must be distinguishable from the names of other business entities registered or reserved in Minnesota (with some exceptions).
Your new business’ name may not state or imply that it is organized for any other purpose that what’s permitted by state law and laid out in its articles of incorporation, and it must be written in English letters or characters. The name must include one of the following terms or its abbreviation: “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Company,” or “Limited.” The word “Company” may not be preceded by the word “and” or a symbol denoting it, such as “&.”
Available corporate names may be reserved for up to 12 months for a $35 fee.