Choosing a Corporation Name
The name of your new Missouri corporation is very important-it’s one of the first official acts of your business organization, and it’s how people first meet your company.
Your company’s name must be able to be told apart from any other registered Missouri business entity (as well as any reserved names on file). It must be in English or at least written with English letters. It must also contain one or more of the following words (or an abbreviation thereof): “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Company” (but this must not follow the word “and” or a symb ol for “and”), or “Limited.”
Your corporation’s name also is not allowed to include language that states or gives the impression that the corporation is a governmental agency, or that it is organized for any purpose other than one permitted by state law and its articles of incorporation.
You can reserve a corporate name that’s not already taken for up to 60 days for a $25 fee.