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19 Pa. Code § 23.3. Business corporation names.

§ 23.3. Business corporation names.

 (a)  Section 1303(a) of the BCL (relating to corporate name) requires that the corporate name of a business corporation contain one of the following corporate designators:

   (1)  Corporation.

   (2)  Corp.

   (3)  Company.

   (4)  Co.

   (5)  Incorporated.

   (6)  Inc.

   (7)  Limited.

   (8)  Ltd.

   (9)  Association.

   (10)  Fund.

   (11)  Syndicate.

   (12)  Words or abbreviations of like import in languages other than English.

 (b)  The words ‘‘Company’’ or ‘‘Co.’’ may be immediately preceded by ‘‘and’’ or ‘‘&’’ whether or not they are immediately followed by one of the words ‘‘Incorporated,’’ ‘‘Inc.,’’ ‘‘Limited’’ or ‘‘Ltd.’’ For example, John Doe & Co.

 (c)  The corporate name shall also comply with the applicable requirements of Chapter 17 (relating to names).


   The provisions of this §  23.3 adopted April 17, 1992, effective April 18, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 1993.

Cross References

   This section cited in 19 Pa. Code §  33.3 (relating to name).

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