Complete New Jersey Business
Name Search Service for
Corporations and LLCs

Carry Out a New Jersey Entity Search Before Creating
Your Business

Check Name Availability

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the U.S., with major cities of its own plus easy access to New York to the north and Philadelphia to the south. New Jersey is a wealthy state and a leader across several industries including telecommunications, investment, finance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, chemical production and food processing.

If you’re thinking of forming a new New Jersey corporation or LLC, you can start by finding the perfect name. Look up your proposed business name in New Jersey and see if it’s available for you to form a corporation or LLC. We’ll check your proposed business name against the registry of businesses held by the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services.

Once you’ve found the right New Jersey business name, you can quickly register your NJ LLC or corporation through us for one low fee. To search for New Jersey business entities, just enter your details in the box below, and we’ll take care of everything else.

Rules About How You
Should Name Your New
Jersey Business

Once you’ve checked to see if your New Jersey business name is available, you’ll need to confirm it follows certain naming rules.

  • Your business name must be unique and not similar to or confusable with another business name in New Jersey.
  • If your New Jersey business is an LLC, it must contain “Limited Liability Company” or an abbreviation. If it’s a corporation, it must contain a word like “Incorporated,” “Corporation” or something similar.
  • Normally, you cannot imply connection with a New Jersey state entity or that you will be carrying out activities your NJ business is not legally able to provide.

Additionally, there are several naming rules specific to the state of New Jersey. See below.

Other New Jersey Business Naming Rules

In addition to the general rules listed above, the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services has some specific business naming rules for your LLC. You will need to follow these rules if you want to name your NJ business appropriately.

Certain restricted words need additional paperwork, and other words are prohibited. Restricted and prohibited words include: Blind, Cemetery, Funeral Homes, Handicapped, Urban Renewal, D.C., District of Columbia, Little League, Metropolitan, Olympia, Olympic, Postal, Realtor, Trust or Underwriters.

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Common Questions About New Jersey Entity Searches

What else should I know before I start my LLC or Corporation?

We’ve put together comprehensive guides on how to start an LLC or corporation in New Jersey, including information on business formation, annual reports, registered agents, and New Jersey business taxes. See the NJ LLC or NJ Corporation guides for more information.

How Do I Search for My New Jersey LLC or Corporation Business Name?

Just use the New Jersey Business Name Search Tool above and enter your proposed NJ LLC or corporation name. We’ll search the business name database of the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services and tell you if there are any matches.

What Are the Rules on Naming My New Jersey Business Entity?

New Jersey business entities do have to follow some general and specific naming rules. We’ve covered the main ones above.

I Want to Carry Out Business Under a Different Business Name in New Jersey — Is That Possible?

You can normally choose to conduct business under a different name in New Jersey. This can be known as an “assumed name,” “fictitious name,” “doing business as name” or “trade name.” We can file your NJ Fictitious Business Name with the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services on your behalf.

I Need to Change the Name of My New Jersey Business Entity — Can You Help?

You can change your New Jersey legal business entity name by filing an amendment to your Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization. We can file an amendment on your behalf, including changing the name of your New Jersey corporation or LLC.

What Do I Need to Think About When Deciding on a New Jersey Business Name?

The perfect New Jersey business name can be elusive. We have a complete guide to choosing the right NJ business name — you'll want to choose a name that will:

  • Matter to business customers
  • Help people remember your company
  • Tell people what your business does
  • Be unique among New Jersey business entities

How Do I Protect My New Jersey Business Name?

The easiest way to protect your New Jersey business name is to incorporate your business in New Jersey, generally as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or a corporation. We can help you do that — just choose “Incorporate Now” above to get started.

If you want extra protection, you could consider registering your New Jersey business name as a trademark. Note that filing a fictitious or “doing business as" (DBA) name in New Jersey will not be sufficient to protect it.

What Organization Registers and Manages Business Names in New Jersey?

Businesses are incorporated in New Jersey via the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. They manage the New Jersey company register, and it is their business name database that we will search on your behalf.