Choosing a Corporation Name
Choosing a name for your new North Carolina corporation is one of the first official steps toward actually conducting business in the Tarheel State. The business name you choose must be able to be readily distinguished from all other registered North Carolina business entities, as well as any names already reserved on the state rolls (with some exceptions).
Your new business’ name may not state or imply that it is organized for a purpose other than one permitted by state law and its articles of incorporation. The name must end with one of the following terms or its abbreviation: “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Company,” or “Limited.”
Available corporate names may be reserved for up to 120 days for a $30 fee.