Mississippi Code Title 79. Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships § 79-11-159. Reserving name

(1) A person may reserve the exclusive use of a legal corporate name that complies with Section 79-11-157 , including a fictitious name for a foreign corporation whose corporate name is not available, by delivering an application to the Secretary of State for filing.  Upon finding that the corporate name applied for is available, the Secretary of State shall reserve the name for the applicant's exclusive use for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days.  The one-hundred-eighty-day period may be renewed once by the applicant by filing a renewal application within thirty (30) days before the expiration of the initial one-hundred-eighty-day period.

(2) The owner of a reserved corporate name may transfer the reservation to another person by delivering to the Secretary of State a signed notice of the transfer that states the name and address of the transferee.

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