Registration of corporate name.
Any corporation, organized and existing under the laws of any state or territory of the United States may register its corporate name under this title, provided its corporate name is not the same as, or deceptively similar to, the name of any domestic corporation existing under the laws of this state, the name of any foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state, the name of any domestic limited liability company organized under the laws of this state, the name of any foreign limited liability company authorized to transact business in this state, the name of any limited partnership on file with the secretary, or any corporate name reserved or registered under this title.
Such registration shall be made by:
(1) Filing with the secretary of state: (a) An application for registration executed by the corporation by an officer thereof, setting forth the name of the corporation, the state or country under the laws of which it is incorporated, [and] the date of its incorporation, and (b) a certificate setting forth that such corporation is in good standing under the laws of the state or territory wherein it is organized, executed by the secretary of state of such state or country or by such other official as may have custody of the records pertaining to corporations, and
(2) Paying to the secretary of state the applicable registration fee.
The registration shall be effective until the close of the calendar year in which the application for registration is filed.
[1994 c 211 § 1306; 1993 c 356 § 2; 1987 c 55 § 40; 1986 c 240 § 7; 1982 c 35 § 78.]
| Effective date -- Severability -- 1994 c 211: See RCW 25.15.900 and 25.15.902.|
Effective date -- 1993 c 356: See note following RCW 24.03.046.
Intent -- Severability -- Effective dates -- Application -- 1982 c 35: See notes following RCW 43.07.160.