Whether you’re searching for the right business name or registering your LLC with the Wyoming Secretary of State (SOS), we can help. We’ve got all the information you need on conducting a Wyoming business search, LLC naming rules, trade names and registering your business.

General Rules for LLC Names

These rules typically apply to all LLCs, no matter what state they’re formed in.

1
Your LLC Name Must Be Unique

The business name you have chosen cannot be used by any other LLC or corporation in the state. This is why it's imperative to conduct a Wyoming LLC search before you begin the filing process.

2
Your LLC Name Must Not Be Confusable with Another
Business Name

It’s not enough for your LLC name to be unique. It cannot be similar to the name of a corporation or LLC in Wyoming either. For example, you cannot use the following factors to say your name is different from the name of another business:

  • Suffixes, such as Corporation, Company, Incorporated, Incorporation, Limited, Corp., Co., Inc., Ltd., LLC, etc.
  • Definite articles, such as “A,” “An,” or “The”
  • The conjunction "And," or “&"
  • The singular, plural or possessive forms of words
  • Abbreviations, punctuation, symbols, fonts, typefaces, etc.
3
Your LLC Name Must Contain Certain Words

All LLCs must have the words “Limited Liability Company,” “L.L.C.” or “LLC” in their names, normally at the end of the name.

4
Your LLC Name May Have Other General Restrictions

Most states will not allow you to form LLCs with names that:

  • Are very similar to the name of a federal or state agency or organization (e.g., FBI, FDA, Wyoming Department of Revenue, Wyoming Police, Treasury, etc.)
  • Suggest affiliation with a federal or state agency or organization
  • Use the term “Olympic” or any terms that are trademarks of the International Olympic Committee
  • Imply a purpose that your business could not legally serve

Specific Rules for Wyoming Business Names

In addition to the general rules listed above, the Wyoming SOS has some specific naming rules for your LLC. You’ll need to follow these rules if you want to name your business appropriately.

One Wyoming LLC law is that certain words are restricted and require approval from other divisions of government. For example, words such as “academy," "college," "educate" and "school” require approval from the Department of Education. And words such as “bank," "banc," "trust" or "banco” require approval from the Division of Banking.

Departament of Education Approval Required Division of Banking Approval Required Secretary of State Additional Review
Academy Bank Company names beginning with the letter A followed by a space or punctuation.
College Banker Company names containing special characters.
Educate Banc  
Education Bancorp  
Educational Bancorporation  
Institute Banque  
Institution Banquers  
School Banco  
University Banca  
  Trust  
  Words of similar import in any language.  

How to Come Up with a Business Name

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

Not be used by any other business in Wyoming

Best represent your product or services

Appeal to your customers

Be memorable enough to stand out

Need help coming up with business name ideas? Try our free Business Name Generator.

Wyoming Business Search

Once you have an idea of what business name you’d like to use, you’ll need to perform a Wyoming business entity search to make sure another business doesn’t already have that name. Incfile offers a fast, simple and convenient tool to look up your proposed business name. The Wyoming SOS also has a tool that lets you search the registry of LLCs and corporations to see whether someone already has your desired business name.

Find out whether your preferred business name is available in Wyoming with Incfile’s free tool.

Trademarks and Service Marks

You must ensure that your Wyoming LLC name doesn’t infringe on the trademark or service mark of another business. The easiest way to do that is to complete a trademark search through Incfile. If no one else is using it, you can even register it as a trademark yourself.

Make sure your business is starting off on the right foot when it comes to intellectual property.

Let Incfile run a trademark search for you.

Wyoming DBA or Trade Name

You may choose to do business as a different name from your legal LLC name. In some states, this is called a DBA (doing business as) or assumed name. In Wyoming, it’s known as a trade name. You may choose to use a trade name for a variety of reasons.

For example, your LLC might be called Wyoming Renewable Energies Holding Company, LLC, but you want to be known as Wyoming Wind Power. It's not mandatory to file a Wyoming DBA, but if you choose to do so, you may file an Application for Registration of Trade Name or you can have Incfile do it on your behalf through our DBA service.

Note: A trade name is not the same as a trademark. Learn more about trademark vs. DBA.

Register and manage a Wyoming trade name or DBA name through our easy-to-use service.

Register Your Business Name with the Wyoming SOS

After you’ve completed a Wyoming business search, checked availability, followed the naming rules and decided whether you need a trade name, you can then register your LLC 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. You’ll need to complete an Application for Reservation of Name and file it with the Wyoming SOS. Once you do so, your name will be reserved for 120 days. You don’t need to reserve a name if you’re forming your business right away.

2

If you’re ready to start your LLC, you can file your Articles of Organization with the Wyoming SOS or have Incfile do it for you.

Incfile can handle all your formation paperwork with the State of Wyoming for you — and we’ll do it for free!

Form an LLC in Wyoming for $0 + State Fee ($100)

FAQs about Wyoming
Business Names

How Do I Search for My Wyoming Business Name?

Just go to the free Business Name Search tool and enter your proposed business name. You can also perform a Wyoming SOS business search of the state's registry, which will tell you whether there are any Wyoming corporations or LLCs with that name.

Are There Any Rules for Naming My Wyoming LLC?

Yes. Most LLCs will be bound by general rules applicable to all LLCs, and specific rules applicable in the State of Wyoming. We’ve detailed these rules above.

Can I Do Business Under a Different Name Than My LLC Name in Wyoming?

Yes. You can choose to conduct business under a different name called a trade name. Details are above.

Can I Reserve a Name for My Wyoming LLC?

Yes. The Wyoming SOS allows you to reserve a name if you don’t want to start your business immediately. Details are above. If you’re ready to start your business now, you don’t need to reserve a name.

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