Choosing a Corporation Name
Deciding on a name for your new business is one of the first steps in the process of forming your Ohio corporation. The corporate name you choose must be distinguishable from any other registered Ohio business entity, as well as different from any reserved names on record.
The name cannot include language that says or implies that the corporation is connected with any government entity, or that it is organized for a purpose besides what is permitted by state law and its own articles of incorporation.
Additionally, the name must contain the words “Corporation,” “Company,” or “Incorporated,” their abbreviations, or words or abbreviations of words meaning the same in another language.
You can reserve an available corporate name for up to 180 days for a $50 fee.