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Naming an LLC in New Mexico

Your New Mexico business entity needs the perfect name, and we’re here to help. In this section, we’ll guide you through searching the NM Secretary of State business register, tell you about the rules for naming your business, describe assumed business names and get you started with registering your LLC.

New Mexico Secretary of State Business Search

Once you’ve narrowed down your business name options, you need to check whether there’s already another New Mexico LLC registered under your desired name. That means searching the Secretary of State website using their business entity search tool. You can easily look up LLCs and corporations by name and other details.

If the business name is already used, that means it’s not available and you won’t be able to register it. Try searching for a different business name instead.

New Mexico Secretary of State Business Entity Search

Rules for Naming an LLC in New Mexico

Once you’ve decided on a name for your LLC and checked business name availability, you’ll need to meet New Mexico naming rules.

“Doing Business As” (DBA) Names in New Mexico

You might choose to do business under a different name from your legal LLC name. In New Mexico, doing business under a different name is known as a “Doing Business As” (DBA) name. You might choose to use a different name from your formal LLC name for a variety of reasons.

For example, your LLC might be called Albuquerque Commercial Real Estate Holding Company LLC, but you have a brand called Immediate ABQ Retail that is the main face by which customers will know you. You should file a DBA form to inform the New Mexico Secretary of State.

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Business Name Registration in New Mexico

Once you’ve searched for your New Mexico business name, checked availability, followed the naming rules and decided whether you need a fictitious name, you can register your name. There are a couple of ways to do this.

  • 1

    If you don’t want to form your LLC right now, you can reserve the business name with the New Mexico Secretary of State. You do not need to reserve a name if you are forming your business right away.

    New Mexico SOS LLC Name Reservation Form

  • 2

    If you’re ready to start your LLC, you can formally file your Articles of Organization with the New Mexico SOS, or let Incfile take care of it for you.

FAQs on Naming Your New Mexico LLC

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Additional Resources for Naming Your New Mexico LLC

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Trademarks and Service Marks

You must be careful that your New Mexico LLC name does not infringe on the trademark or service mark of another business. The easiest way to make sure your proposed business name does not infringe is to carry out a trademark search through Incfile. If it doesn’t infringe, you can even register it as a trademark yourself.

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Find the Perfect Name for Your New Mexico LLC

The perfect business name can be elusive. We have a complete guide to choosing the right business name, but basically, you'll want to choose a name that will:

  • Appeal to your customers
  • Be memorable enough to stand out
  • Best represent your product or services
  • Not be used by another business
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This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.

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