Wyoming Statutes Title 17. Corporations, Partnerships and Associations § 17-19-401. Corporate name

(a) A corporate name may not contain language stating or implying that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than that permitted by W.S. 17-19-301 and its articles of incorporation.

(b) Except as authorized by subsections (c) and (d) of this section, a corporate name shall not be the same as, or deceptively similar to the name of any trademark or service mark registered in this state and shall be distinguishable upon the records of the secretary of state from other business names as required by W.S. 17-16-401 .

(c) A corporation may apply to the secretary of state for authorization to use a name that is not distinguishable in accordance with the provisions of W.S. 17-16-401(c) .  

(i), (ii) Repealed by Laws 1996, ch. 80, § 3.

(d) A corporation may use the name, including the fictitious name, of another domestic or foreign corporation that is used in this state if the other corporation is incorporated or authorized to transact business in this state and the proposed user corporation:

(i) Has merged with the other corporation;  or

(ii) Has been formed by reorganization of the other corporation;  or

(iii) Has acquired all or substantially all of the assets, including the corporate name, of the other corporation.

(iv) Repealed by Laws 1996, ch. 80, § 3.

(e) This act does not control the use of fictitious names.


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