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As your business grows and changes, you may find it necessary to update your company name. Let us guide you through name amendment process.
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A business may change its name to better reflect its values, improve recognition, or to broaden its audience, among other reasons. To do so, each state requires you to file Articles of Amendment so that its citizens can determine the rightful owner of the business. The filing also proves you have the requisite consent from others within your company.
Your new name must meet the same state requirements as your original one: It can’t be substantially similar to a name that’s already in use, nor can it contain prohibited words. It must also properly identify the entity type. If your name doesn't measure up, your application may be rejected.
They’re the only way to notify the state of your desire for a new legal name. They also demonstrate consent from essential members of your company in the event that director, shareholder, or officer ratification is required. The name change is only official once the Articles of Amendment are approved.