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Oklahoma Business Entity Searches & How to Register Your LLC Business Name

We’re here to help you find the right business name for your Oklahoma LLC. From carrying out an Oklahoma business entity search with the Secretary of State to understanding naming rules or creating a “Doing Business As” name to register your entity, you’re in the right place.

Oklahoma Secretary of State Business Search

You should start naming your business by completing an “Oklahoma business entity search” with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. They have a helpful tool on their website that lets you search the registry of OK LLCs and corporations to see if someone already has your desired business name.

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.

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Oklahoma Secretary of State Rules for Naming Your LLC

Once you’ve decided on a name for your LLC and checked business name availability, you’ll need to meet Oklahoma Secretary of State naming rules.

General Rules for Naming Your OK LLC

These rules typically apply to all LLCs, no matter what state they are formed in. You will need to pay attention to these rules, as they will influence the name you choose for your Oklahoma LLC.

DBA Names in Oklahoma

You might choose to do business under a different name from your legal LLC name. In Oklahoma, a DBA (“doing business as”) name is known as your “Trade Name” or “Fictitious 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 Oklahoma Renewable Energy Holding Company LLC, and you want to brand it as “Oklahoma Turbines and Panels.” You should file a trade name to let the Oklahoma Secretary of State know. In Oklahoma, you can do that through their online filing service, or you can have Incfile do it on your behalf through our DBA name service.

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Register Your Business Name with the Oklahoma Secretary of State

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

  • 1

    If you don’t want to form your Oklahoma LLC right now, you can reserve the business name with the Oklahoma Secretary of State.


  • 2

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

FAQs on Naming Your Oklahoma LLC

You might find the following answers useful.

Useful Resources for Naming Your Oklahoma LLC

You might find these other resources helpful.

Trademarks and Service Marks

You must be careful that your Oklahoma 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.

Incfile Trademark Search and Registration Service

Find the Perfect Name for Your Oklahoma 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
Incfile Guide to Choosing a Business Name

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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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