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What will you call LLC?

Arizona statute requires that your LLC’s name be distinguishable from all other names already on file with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) and the Arizona Secretary of State, which is the agency responsible for approving Arizona trade names and trademarks.

  • The LLC name must contain the words “Limited Limited Company” or “Limited Company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, “L.C.”, “LLC”, or “LC”.
  • The LLC name may not include any of the  following terms without prior authorization from the Arizona State Banking Department: “bank,” “banker,” “banking,” “banc,” “banco,” “deposit,” “credit union,” “trust,” or “trust company”.

Already have a trade name? The ACC requires the permission of the trade name holder to use a trade name as the LLC’s company name. If a member is the holder of a trade name that they want to use as the  LLC’s company name, a copy of the trade name certificate must be included with the Articles of Organization.

Where can I see if my name is already taken? To sure that your desired company name is available, not in use by anyone else, and your name choice does not infringe on any existing trademark, we recommend that you check with both:

  • ACC Name Availability: This Arizona database only checks existing company names and trade names; it does not check the PTO database
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO): Even if your desired name is available in Arizona, not checking with the PTO can result in name infringement and possible legal action by the trademark holders.  This can cause considerable damage to your company if you have been using the company name for any length of time and have created a brand around the name.