Virginia Code Title 13.1. Corporations § 13.1-1013. Reserved name

A. A person may apply to the Commission to reserve the exclusive use of a limited liability company name, including a designated name for a foreign limited liability company.  The limited liability company name applied for need not comply with subsection A of § 13.1-1012 .  If the Commission finds that the limited liability company name applied for is distinguishable upon the records of the Commission, it shall reserve the name for the applicant's exclusive use for a 120-day period.

B. The owner of a reserved limited liability company name may renew the reservation for successive periods of 120 days each by filing with the Commission, during the 45-day period preceding the date of expiration of the reservation, a renewal application.

C. The owner of a reserved limited liability company name may transfer the reservation to another person by delivering to the Commission a notice of the transfer, signed by the applicant for whom the name was reserved, and specifying the name and address of the transferee.

D. A reserved limited liability company name may be used by its owner in connection with (i) the formation or an amendment to change the name of a domestic stock or nonstock corporation, limited liability company, business trust, or limited partnership;  (ii) an application for a certificate of authority or registration to transact business in the Commonwealth as a foreign stock or nonstock corporation, limited liability company, business trust, or limited partnership;  or (iii) an amended application for such authority or registration, provided that the proposed name complies with the provisions of § 13.1-630 , 13.1-762 , 13.1-829 , 13.1-924 , 13.1-1012 , 13.1-1054 , 13.1-1214 , 13.1-1244 , 50-73.2 , or 50-73.56 , as the case may be.


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