(1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), if the corporate name of a foreign corporation
does not satisfy the requirements of Section 16-10a-401, which applies to domestic corporations, the foreign corporation, in order to obtain
authority to transact business in this state, shall assume for use in this state a
name that satisfies the requirements of Section 16-10a-401.
(2) A foreign corporation may obtain authority to transact business in this state
with a name that does not meet the requirements of Subsection (1) because it is not
distinguishable as required under Subsection 16-10a-401(2), if the foreign corporation delivers to the division for filing either:
(a) a written consent to the foreign corporation's use of the name, given and signed
by the other person entitled to the use of the name together with a written undertaking
by the other person, in a form satisfactory to the division, to change its name to
a name that is distinguishable from the name of the applicant; or
(b) a certified copy of a final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction establishing
the prior right of the foreign corporation to use the requested name in this state.
(3) A foreign corporation may use in this state the name, including the fictitious
name, of another domestic or foreign corporation that is used or registered in this
state if the other corporation is incorporated or authorized to transact business
in this state and the foreign corporation:
(a) has merged with the other corporation; or
(b) has been formed by reorganization of the other corporation.
(4) If a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state, whether
under its corporate name or an assumed corporate name, changes its corporate name
to one that does not satisfy the requirements of Subsections (1) through (3), or the
requirements of Section 16-10a-401, it may not transact business in this state under the changed name but shall use
an assumed corporate name that does meet the requirements of this section and shall
deliver to the division for filing an amended application for authority to transact
business pursuant to Section 16-10a-1504.
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