1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, if a limited-liability company applies
to reinstate its charter but its name has been legally acquired or reserved by any
other 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 company shall submit in writing to the Secretary of State some
other name under which it desires its existence to be reinstated. If that name is distinguishable from all other names reserved or otherwise on file,
the Secretary of State shall reinstate the limited-liability company under that new
2. If the applying limited-liability company submits the written, acknowledged consent
of the artificial person having the name, or the person reserving the name, which
is not distinguishable from the old name of the applying company or a new name it
has submitted, it may be reinstated under that name.
3. For the purposes of this section, a proposed name is not distinguishable from a
name on file or reserved name solely because one or the other contains distinctive
lettering, a distinctive mark, a trademark or a trade name or any combination of these.
4. The Secretary of State may adopt regulations that interpret the requirements of
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