THIS SECTION WAS AMENDED BY ACT 2018-125 IN THE 2018 REGULAR SESSION, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019. TO SEE THE AMENDED VERSION, SEE THE VERSION LABELED PENDING.
(a) A person shall reserve the exclusive use of an entity name, including a fictitious name for a foreign entity whose name is not available, by delivering an application to the Secretary of State for filing. Any person may file an application with the Secretary of State to reserve the exclusive use of a name under this article.
(b) The application must set forth the name and address of the applicant and the name proposed to be reserved and must be:
(1) accompanied by any required filing fee; and
(2) signed by the applicant or by the agent or attorney of the applicant.
(c) The name may also be reserved by electronic means, subject to the requirements as the Secretary of State may establish for reservation of names by means, including requirements for payment of the fee for name reservation.