A. The name of a limited liability company shall be stated in its articles of organization and shall contain the words “limited liability company” or “limited company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.”, “LLC”, “L.C.” or “LC”. The word “limited” may be abbreviated as “ltd.” and the word “company” may be abbreviated as “co.”.
B. A limited liability company name shall be distinguishable from the name of any:
(1) limited liability company, limited partnership or corporation existing under the laws of this state;
(2) foreign limited liability company or corporation authorized to transact business in this state; and
(3) name reserved under Section 53-19-4 NMSA 1978 .
C. The provisions of Subsection B of this section do not apply if the applicant files with the commission [secretary of state] a certified copy of a final decree of a court establishing the prior right of the limited liability company to use such name in this state.
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