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Entity Name Reservation

If you want to use a certain business or entity name, it needs to be checked for availability in the state in which you intend to set up your company. An available entity name can then be reserved or used as part of a business formation, so that no other business can use it. Reserving your entity name can get your company started on the right track.


+ state filing fee

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LegalZoom's Entity Name Reservation Service

We provide an easy way to submit your request. By filling out a short questionnaire, you can get started to reserve your business name quickly. LegalZoom will do an initial check on the availability of your desired name, and, if the name is available, we'll register it with the state. Once you have reserved your entity name through us, you will have a certain period of time in which to form your new entity using that name, and we'll notify you when the reservation is due to expire. We can help you renew your entity name reservation, or if you're ready, we can help form your business using your reserved name.

While each state has their own guidelines for coming up with distinguishable business names, you should also keep the following in mind:

  1. Make it easy to remember and easy to spell
  2. People should have a positive image or connection to the name
  3. Associate your name to what your business does

To reserve your desired business name, get started with LegalZoom's Entity Name Reservation today.

For more information on business filing fees, click here.
1. Select Your Type of Business
2. Select Your State

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Plus State Filing Fees** (select options)


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**Filing fees include the required state fees and state expedite, name reservation, walk-in and other fees. Only includes required state fees to meet delivery times.


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