Maine Revised Statutes Title 31. Partnerships and Associations § 1511. Registered name of foreign limited liability company

1. Register limited liability company name.  A foreign limited liability company may register its limited liability company name if the name is distinguishable on the records of the office of the Secretary of State pursuant to section 1508.

2. Application.  To register its limited liability company name, a foreign limited liability company must execute and deliver to the office of the Secretary of State for filing an application that:

A. Sets forth its limited liability company name, the state or other jurisdiction of its organization, the date of its organization in its jurisdiction of organization, the address of its principal office wherever located and a brief description of the nature of the business in which it is engaged;  and

B. Is accompanied by a certificate of existence or a document of similar import duly authenticated by the secretary of state or other official having custody of limited liability company records in the state or other jurisdiction under whose law the foreign limited liability company is organized.  The certificate of existence must have been made not more than 90 days prior to the delivery of the application for filing.

3. Applicant's exclusive use.  A limited liability company name is registered for a foreign limited liability company's exclusive use upon the effective date of the application under subsection 2 until the end of the calendar year in which the application was filed.

4. Renewal of registered name.  A foreign limited liability company whose registration under this section is effective may renew it for a successive year by delivering for filing to the office of the Secretary of State between October 1st and December 31st a renewal application that complies with the requirements of subsection 2.  The renewal application, when filed, renews the registration for the following calendar year.

5. Qualify as foreign limited liability company.  A foreign limited liability company whose registration under this section is effective may, after the registration is effective, file a statement of foreign qualification as a foreign limited liability company under the registered name or may consent in writing to the use of that name by a limited liability company organized under this chapter or by another foreign limited liability company authorized to transact business in this State.  The registration terminates when the limited liability company is organized or the foreign limited liability company files a statement of foreign qualification or consents to the qualification of another foreign limited liability company under the registered name.


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