Choosing a Corporation Name
Choosing a name for your new Mississippi corporation is one of the first official steps toward actually conducting business in the Magnolia State. The business name you choose must be able to be readily distinguished from all other registered Mississippi business entities, as well as any business entity names already reserved on the state rolls.
Your new business’ name must be written in English letters or characters and include one of the following words or an abbreviation thereof: “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Company,” or “Limited.” If the word “Company” is used, it may not be preceded by the word “and” or a symbol that means the same thing, such as “&.” The name also must not state or imply that the corporation is organized for some purpose other than the one specified in its articles of incorporation.
Available corporate names may be reserved for up to 180 days for a fee of $25.