1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, if a foreign corporation applies
to reinstate or revive its charter but its name has been legally reserved or acquired
by another artificial person formed, organized, registered or qualified pursuant to
the provisions of this title whose name is on file with the Office of the Secretary
of State or reserved in the Office of the Secretary of State pursuant to the provisions
of this title, the foreign corporation must in its application for reinstatement or
revival submit in writing to the Secretary of State some other name under which it
desires its existence to be reinstated or revived. If that name is distinguishable from all other names reserved or otherwise on file,
the Secretary of State shall reinstate or revive the foreign corporation under that
2. If the applying foreign corporation submits the written, acknowledged consent of
the artificial person having a name, or the person who has reserved a name, which
is not distinguishable from the old name of the applying foreign corporation or a
new name it has submitted, it may be reinstated or revived under that name.
3. For the purposes of this section, a proposed name is not distinguishable from a
name on file or reserved solely because one or the other contains distinctive lettering,
a distinctive mark, a trademark or a trade name, or any combination thereof.
4. The Secretary of State may adopt regulations that interpret the requirements of
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