(a) To reserve the exclusive use of an entity name, including a fictitious name for a foreign entity whose name is not available, a person must deliver 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(c) The name may also be reserved, renewed, withdrawn, and transferred by electronic means as set forth in Section 10A-1-5.17.