A corporation primarily identifies itself by its corporate name indicator. These include the following additions to the business name: Incorporated (or Inc.), Corporation (or Corp.) and Limited (or Ltd.) NOTE: Ltd. is not available in all states.
For example: “Acme, Inc.”, “Acme Corporation” and “The Acme Company Ltd.” all identify the business as a Corporation.
Also, the name of the corporation must be distinguishable compared to the other corporations (or other business entities) on file with the state. The rules vary dramatically by state on what constitutes “available”. Note that we’re experts at this so feel free to contact us if you have questions about corporation name availability.