Additional Resources For Incorporating In The State of
NEW YORK INCORPORATION RESOURCES
SITE LEGAL INFORMATION
CHECKING NAME AVAILABILITY FOR A CORPORATION IN NEW YORK
The State of New York maintains a web site where you can check to determine whether the corporate name that you desire is available.
To search for name availibility online in New York, CLICK HERE. This link will take you directly to the name inquiring portion of the New York Web Site. This search will give you a list of names organized alphabetically that are close to the name that you desire.
It is suggested that you search in a few different ways depending upon what name you select. You should search for the entire name that you wish to secure. Print out the results of this search and keep it for your records. You should also do a partial name search to determine what names may be close, but not exactly like the name you wish to obtain.
For example, if the name that you have chosen is ABC Vending Supplies, Inc., you should search ABC Vending Supplies, ABC Vending, and perhaps ABC Ven so you will get a picture of what names may be similar to the one you have selected.
New York also maintains a telephone service where you can call to get information on what names are available. The telephone number is ___________.
Checking the corporate name in advance is necessary and will save you a lot of time. If you do not check first, your incorporation papers will be returned to you if there is a conflicting name and you will need to start over again from scratch.
NEW YORK NAME RESERVATIONS
New York permits you to reserve a corporate name for a period of 60 days. The fee for reserving a corporate name is $20.00.
An individual or an existing domestic or foreign corporation may reserve a corporation name for use at a later date pursuant to Section 303 of the Business Corporation Law. This filing will reserve a chosen corporate name for 60 days. Two extensions of 60 days each are granted to applicants who apply for an Extension of Application for Reservation of Name prior to the expiration of the current reservation period and enclose the original Certificate of Reservation. The completed Application for Reservation of Name, together with the statutory filing fee of $20, should be forwarded to the NYS Department of State, Division of Corporations, 41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231.