Choosing a Corporation Name
The name you choose for your corporation must be distinguishable from the name of any other registered or reserved New Jersey business entities, and it is not permitted to include language that states or implies that it is organized for some purpose other than one allowed by state law or stated in its articles of incorporation. It also may not have language that states or implies that the corporation is some other corporation, or words or phrases (or their abbreviations or derivatives) that are prohibited or restricted by the state.
The corporate name is, however, required to contain one of the following words or an abbreviation thereof: “incorporated,” “corporation,” “company,” or the abbreviation “Ltd.”-or words of equivalent meaning in another language.
Available corporate names can be reserved with the state for $50. An online search for an available name costs $15 if the search is not done at the same time as filing the new company’s certificate of incorporation.