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Namefor a Foreign Business Entity

The name of the business entity, including abbreviations, punctuation, etc., must be stated exactly as it appears on file in the state or country of formation. If the name is not available for use in North Carolina because it is not distinguishable from another name already on the business register, the entity is required to use a fictitious name, which must be stated on the application.

Additional name requirements

Use our search function to determine if a name is available upon the business registry. Enter the first one or two words of the name you are requesting. Search the list to determine if the name is available.

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