Choosing a Corporation Name
Choosing a name for your new South Dakota corporation is one of the first official steps toward actually conducting business in the state. The corporate name you choose must be readily distinguishable from all other registered and reserved business entities on the South Dakota state rolls.
Your new business’ name must include one of the following words, an abbreviation thereof, or words of similar meaning in another language: “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Company,” or “Limited.” However, the name must not state or imply that the corporation is organized for some purpose other than the one specified in its articles of incorporation or one permitted by state law.
An available corporate name may be reserved for 120 days by filing two copies of an Application to Reserve Corporate Name form, along with a $25 fee.