Reservation of exclusive right to use a corporate name.
The exclusive right to the use of a corporate name may be reserved by:
(1) Any person intending to organize a corporation under this title.
(2) Any domestic corporation intending to change its name.
(3) Any foreign corporation intending to make application for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state.
(4) Any foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state and intending to change its name.
(5) Any person intending to organize a foreign corporation and intending to have such corporation make application for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state.
The reservation shall be made by filing with the secretary of state an application to reserve a specified corporate name, executed by or on behalf of the applicant. If the secretary of state finds that the name is available for corporate use, the secretary of state shall reserve the same for the exclusive use of the applicant for a period of one hundred and eighty days. Such reservation shall be limited to one filing.
The right to the exclusive use of a specified corporate name so reserved may be transferred to any other person or corporation by filing in the office of the secretary of state, a notice of such transfer, executed by the applicant for whom the name was reserved, and specifying the name and address of the transferee.
[1993 c 356 § 1; 1982 c 35 § 77.]
| Effective date -- 1993 c 356: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect July 1, 1993." [1993 c 356 § 25.]|
Intent -- Severability -- Effective dates -- Application -- 1982 c 35: See notes following RCW 43.07.160.