Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
 

JavaScript Is Not Enabled alert

You need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilise the full functionality of this website.

How to enable JavaScript in your browser






firefox Mozilla Firefox

  1. In the address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
  2. Click "I'll be careful, I promise" if a warning message appears.
  3. In the search box, search for javascript.enabled
  4. Toggle the "javascript.enabled" preference (right-click and select "Toggle" or double-click the preference) to change the value from "false" to "true".
  5. Click on the "Reload current page" button of the web browser to refresh the page.
  • 1. In the address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
  • 2. Click "I'll be careful, I promise" if a warning message appears.
  • 3. In the search box, search for javascript.enabled
  • 4. Toggle the "javascript.enabled" preference (right-click and select "Toggle" or double-click the preference) to change the value from "false" to "true".
  • 5. Click on the "Reload current page" button of the web browser to refresh the page.




ie Internet Explorer

  1. On web browser menu click "Tools" icon and select "Internet Options".
  2. In the "Internet Options" window select the "Security" tab.
  3. On the "Security" tab click on the "Custom level..." button.
  4. When the "Security Settings - Internet Zone" dialog window opens, look for the "Scripting" section.
  5. In the "Active Scripting" item select "Enable".
  6. When the "Warning!" window pops out asking "Are you sure you want to change the settings for this zone?" select "Yes".
  7. In the "Internet Options" window click on the "OK" button to close it.
  8. Click on the "Refresh" button of the web browser to refresh the page.
  • 1. ie9 01
  • 2. ie9 02
  • 3. ie9 03
  • 4. ie9 04
  • 5. ie9 05
  • 6. ie9 06
  • 7. ie9 07
  • 8. ie9 08
 Internet Explorer < 9
  1. On web browser menu click "Tools" and select "Internet Options"
  2. In the "Internet Options" window select the "Security" tab.
  3. On the "Security" tab click on the "Custom level..." button.
  4. When the "Security Settings - Internet Zone" dialog window opens, look for the "Scripting" section.
  5. In the "Active Scripting" item select "Enable".
  6. When the "Warning!" window pops out asking "Are you sure you want to change the settings for this zone?" select "Yes".
  7. In the "Internet Options" window click on the "OK" button to close it.
  8. Click on the "Refresh" button of the web browser to refresh the page.
  • 1. ie 01
  • 2. ie 02
  • 3. ie 03
  • 4. ie 04
  • 5. ie 05
  • 6. ie 06
  • 7. ie 07
  • 8. ie 08




chrome Google Chrome

  1. On the web browser menu click on the "Customize and control Google Chrome" and select "Settings".
  2. In the "Settings" section click on the "Show advanced settings..."
  3. Under the the "Privacy" click on the "Content settings...".
  4. When the dialog window opens, look for the "JavaScript" section and select "Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)".
  5. Click on the "OK" button to close it.
  6. Close the "Settings" tab.
  7. Click on the "Reload this page" button of the web browser to refresh the page.
  • 1. chrome 01
  • 2. chrome 02
  • 3. chrome 03
  • 4. chrome 04
  • 5. chrome 05
  • 6. chrome 06
  • 7. chrome 07




opera Opera

  • 1. a) Click on "Menu", hover mouse on the "Settings" then hover mouse on the "Quick preferences" and mark the "Enable Javascript" checkbox.
  • 1. b) If "Menu bar" is shown click on the "Tools", hover mouse on the "Quick preferences" and mark the "Enable Javascript" checkbox.
1. a) opera10 a 1. b) opera10 b




safari Apple Safari

  1. On the web browser menu click on the "Edit" and select "Preferences".
  2. In the "Preferences" window select the "Security" tab.
  3. In the "Security" tab section "Web content" mark the "Enable JavaScript" checkbox.
  4. Click on the "Reload the current page" button of the web browser to refresh the page.
  • 1. safari 01
  • 2. safari 02
  • 3. safari 03
  • 4. safari 04
<xmp>.</xmp> <form name="form1" method="post" action="590-7-20?urlRedirected=yes&amp;data=admin&amp;lookingfor=590-7-20" id="form1"> <input type="hidden" name="__VIEWSTATE" id="__VIEWSTATE" value="/wEPDwUKLTY5ODkwOTM2Nw8WAh4Ec3BhbQILFgJmD2QWAgIFDw8WAh4EVGV4dAUFNCArIDdkZGQ892dkIk66h23HmbllKPt9ogsgxQ==" /> <input type="hidden" name="__VIEWSTATEGENERATOR" id="__VIEWSTATEGENERATOR" value="EEBB6393" /> <input type="hidden" name="__EVENTVALIDATION" id="__EVENTVALIDATION" value="/wEWCALX+d7BDgLniKOhBALV5cpNAoa5iIEFAoznisYGAsrv5u0MAsrv4u0MAsrv3u0M2ORZLai3GpZfsloIBIvduf3j08Y=" /> <div class='popup'> <div class='cnt223'> <div style="margin-bottom:6px;"> <img alt="Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia" src="/images/new.gif"/> </div> <div class="header"> Terms and Conditions of Agreement for Access to Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Website </div> <div class="scroll"> <p>(Note: certain features of this site have been disabled for the general public to prevent digital piracy. If you are an entitled government entity pursuant the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act, <a target="_new" href="http://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/GA/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-7&amp;title=50&amp;#50-13-7(d)">O.C.G.A.§ 50-13-7(d)</a> contact the State of Georgia's Administrative Procedures Division at 678-364-3785 to enable these features for your location.)</p> <p>To access this website, you must agree to the following: </p> <p> These terms of use are a contract between you and/or your employer (if any), and Lawriter, LLC. </p> <p> You agree that you will not copy, print, or download anything from this website for any commercial use. </p> <p> You agree not to use any web crawler, scraper, or other robot or automated program or device to obtain data from the website.</p> <p> You agree that you will not sell, will not license, and will not otherwise make available in exchange for anything of value, anything that you download, print, or copy from this site.</p> <p> You agree that you will not copy, print, or download any portion of the regulations posted on this site exceeding a single chapter of regulations for sale, license, or other transfer to a third party, except that you may quote a reasonable portion of the regulations in the course of rendering professional advice.</p> <p> If you violate this agreement, or if you access or use this website in violation of this agreement, you agree that Lawriter will suffer damages of at least $20,000. </p> <p> THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." THE STATE OF GEORGIA AND LAWRITER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ARE NOT LIABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY ERRORS IN INACCURACIES CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE. </p> <p> If you accept these terms enter the information below and click “I AGREE”.</p> </div> <table border="0" style="width: 810px"> <tr> </tr> <tr> <td style="vertical-align: text-top; width: 243px;"> Full Name:</td> <td style="width: 532px; vertical-align:super;"> <input name="firstName" type="text" id="firstName" class="txt" /> <span id="lbl_fname"><font color="Red"></font></span> </td> </tr> <tr><td style="width: 243px"> Human verification: <b> <span id="lblStopSpam">4 + 7</span>&nbsp;= </b></td><td style="width: 532px"> <input name="captcha" type="text" id="captcha" class="txt" /> <span id="lbl_captcha"><font color="Red"></font></span> &nbsp; <input name="sum" type="hidden" id="sum" value="11" /> </td></tr> </table> <input type="submit" name="Button1" value="I AGREE" id="Button1" disabled="disabled" /> <span id="alrtmsg"><font color="Red"></font></span> <input name="v1" type="hidden" id="v1" /> <input name="v2" type="hidden" id="v2" /> <input name="v3" type="hidden" id="v3" /> <p>Privacy Policy: the above information is for internal use only as related to this agreement and will not be sold or distributed.</p> </div> </div> </form> <html> <head runat="server"> <title>GA - GAC</title> <link href="_files/main.css" media="all" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <link href="_files/treeview_old.css" media="all" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <link href="/_files/popup.css" media="all" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/treeview.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/jquery-1.8.0.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/popup.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.8.2.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8/jquery.min.js" /> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/jquery.popup.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/jquery.popup.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/ValidateForm.js"></script> <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.js"></script> <link href="/_files/enablejs.css" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <link href="/_files/forJavascript.css" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css"> .collapse{background-image:url('/images/expcoll_right.png');} .expand{background-image:url('/images/expcoll_down.png');} </style> <script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function(){ $("#History-parent").click(function(){ $("#History-Childs").toggle(); if ($('#History-parent img').hasClass('expand')) { $('#History-parent img').addClass('collapse'); $('#History-parent img').removeClass('expand'); $('#History-parent img').attr('src', '/images/expcoll_right.png'); } else { $('#History-parent img').removeClass('collapse'); $('#History-parent img').addClass('expand'); $('#History-parent img').attr('src', '/images/expcoll_down.png'); } }); $("#History-Childs").hide(); var tocnode=document.getElementById('toc-children'); if (tocnode != null) { if(tocnode.childNodes.length != 0) { document.getElementById("doc-content").style.width="72%"; document.getElementById("toc").style.width="21%"; document.getElementById("toc").style.padding="10px"; } else { document.getElementById('toc').style.display="none"; } } }); function fnsetRDVal(id) { if (id=="y") { document.getElementById("y").value="yes" document.getElementById("n").value="" } else { document.getElementById("n").value="no" document.getElementById("y").value="" } } </script> <script type="text/javascript"> function TermsCon() { var overlay = $('<div id="overlay"></div>'); overlay.show(); overlay.appendTo(document.body); $('.popup2').show(); $('#btnAgree').click(function () { $('.popup2').hide(); $("#overlay").hide(); overlay.appendTo(document.body).remove(); }); $("#btnprint").click(function () { var contents = $("#popupterms").html(); var frame1 = $('<iframe />'); frame1[0].name = "frame1"; frame1.css({ "position": "absolute", "top": "-1000000px" }); $("body").append(frame1); var frameDoc = frame1[0].contentWindow ? frame1[0].contentWindow : frame1[0].contentDocument.document ? frame1[0].contentDocument.document : frame1[0].contentDocument; frameDoc.document.open(); //Create a new HTML document. frameDoc.document.write('<html><head>'); frameDoc.document.write('</head><body>'); //Append the external CSS file. frameDoc.document.write('<link href="_files/popup.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />'); //Append the DIV contents. frameDoc.document.write(contents); frameDoc.document.write('</body></html>'); frameDoc.document.close(); setTimeout(function () { window.frames["frame1"].focus(); window.frames["frame1"].print(); frame1.remove(); }, 500); }); // alert("Because you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions for Access, you must cease accessing and/or using this website and destroy all material obtained from this website without your agreement."); // $('.popup2').show(); } </script> </head> <body> <div class="popup2"> <div class='cnt2231' id="popupterms"> <div style="margin-bottom: 6px;"> <img alt="Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia" src="/images/new.gif" /> </div> <div class="header"> Terms and Conditions of Agreement for Access to Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Website </div> <div class="scroll" style="height:100%;"> <p>(Note: certain features of this site have been disabled for the general public to prevent digital piracy. If you are an entitled government entity pursuant the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act, <a target="_new" href="http://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/GA/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-7&amp;title=50&amp;#50-13-7(d)">O.C.G.A.§ 50-13-7(d)</a> contact the State of Georgia's Administrative Procedures Division at 678-364-3785 to enable these features for your location.)</p> <p>To access this website, you must agree to the following: </p> <p> These terms of use are a contract between you and/or your employer (if any), and Lawriter, LLC. </p> <p> You agree not to use any web crawler, scraper, or other robot or automated program or device to obtain data from the website. </p> <p> You agree that you will not sell or license anything that you download, print, or copy from this website.</p> <p> THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." THE STATE OF GEORGIA AND LAWRITER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ARE NOT LIABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY ERRORS IN INACCURACIES CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE. </p> <p> By accessing and/or using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions above. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions above, you must cease accessing and/or using this website and destroy all material obtained from this website without your agreement. </p> </div> </div> <div class="modal-footer"> <input type="button" name="btnAgree" value="Close" id="btnAgree" class="btn-blue noprint" /> <input type="button" name="btnprint" value="Print" id="btnprint" class="btn-blue noprint" /> </div> </div> </div> <div id="main" class="noprint"> <!--class="noprint"--> <div id="header" class="noprint"> <div class="container"> <div class="terms"> NOTICE OF TERMS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE. By accessing and/or using this website, you agree to the following <a onclick="javascript:TermsCon();" style="text-decoration: underline">terms and conditions.</a> </div> <div class="content"> <div id="logo"> <!--<a href="../" title="Home"><img alt="Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia" src="/images/garr_logo.gif" /></a>--> <!--<span id="georgia"><a href="/">Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia</a></span>--> <a href="../" title="Home"><img alt="Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia" src="/images/ga_rulesreg.gif" /></a> </div> <div id="links"> <a href="../home.aspx" class="constant" title="home">Home</a> | <a href="../gac/" class="constant" title="home">Browse</a> | <a href="../help.aspx" class="constant" title="help">Help</a> | <a href="http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/General/rules_and_regulations" target="_blank" onclick="void(0);" class="constant" title="Georgia SOS">Go to Georgia SOS</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="sidebar"> <div id="full-text-search"> <form class="searchform" action="../search.aspx" method="get" onsubmit="javascript:return fncheckqts();"> <span class="searchHierarchy" style="margin-right:10px;" > <em class="mnemonic">H</em>ierarchy Search:&nbsp; <input onclick="fnsetRDVal(id);" id="y" checked="checked" type="radio" name="hierarchysearch" value="yes" />&nbsp;Y <input onclick="fnsetRDVal(id);" id="n" type="radio" name="hierarchysearch" value="" />&nbsp;N </span> <input id="query" name="query" class="searchfield" value="Search GA R&R...." onfocus="if (this.value == 'Search GA R&R....') {this.value = '';}" onblur="if (this.value == '') {this.value = 'Search GA R&R....';}" type="text" /> <input class="searchbutton" value="Go" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="searchvalue" value="Subject 590-7-20 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES - NAME" /> <input type="hidden" id="msg" value="REPLACE_MESSAGE" /> <input type="hidden" name="from" value="gac" /> </form> </div> <!--<div id="full-text-search"> <form id="search" action="../search.aspx" method="get" onsubmit="javascript:return fncheckqts();"> <span class="searchHierarchy" style="margin-right:10px;" > <em class="mnemonic">H</em>ierarchy Search:&nbsp; <input onclick="fnsetRDVal(id);" id="y" checked="checked" type="radio" name="hierarchysearch" value="yes" />&nbsp;Y <input onclick="fnsetRDVal(id);" id="n" type="radio" name="hierarchysearch" value="" />&nbsp;N </span> <label for="query" accesskey="s"> <em class="mnemonic">S</em>earch GA R&R: </label><input type="hidden" name="from" value="gac" /> <input id="query" name="query" type="text" /> <input class="submit" value="Go" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" id="msg" value="REPLACE_MESSAGE" /> <input type="hidden" name="searchlevel" value="REPLACE_SEARCHLEVEL" /> <input type="hidden" name="searchvalue" value="Subject 590-7-20 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES - NAME" /> </form> </div>--> <div id="searchcitation"> <form class="searchform" action="../search.aspx" method="get" onsubmit="javascript:return fnchecks();"> <div> <input id="section" name="section" class="searchfield" value="Go to Citation...." onfocus="if (this.value == 'Go to Citation....') {this.value = '';}" onblur="if (this.value == '') {this.value = 'Go to Citation....';}" type="text" /> <input class="searchbutton" value="Go" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="from" value="gac" /> </div> </form> </div> </div> <HTML xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:msxsl="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt" xmlns:nll="uuid:{D3B28627-934D-41bc-8B7A-0549A8802FE4}"> <HEAD> <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-16"> </HEAD> <div id="infobar"><a href="javascript:;" accesskey="r" Name="Route" title="Route" class="quickkey"><em class="mnemonic">R</em>oute </a>:<div class="searchtips" style="float:right;margin-right:10px;color: rgb(47, 79, 79);"> <a style="text-decoration:none;color: rgb(47, 79, 79);" title="search tips" name="searchtip" href="../help.aspx#searching" target="_blank"><em class="mnemonic">S</em>earch tips</a></div><ul class="breadcrumb"> <li><a href="/GAC" name="GAC" title="GAC">GA R&amp;R</a></li> <li>&raquo; <a href="/GAC/590" title="590">Department 590</a></li> <li>&raquo; <a href="/GAC/590-7" title="590-7">Chapter 590-7</a></li> <li>&raquo; Subject 590-7-20</li> </ul> </div> </div><div id="doc" class="container"> <div id="doc-content" class="content"> <h1><nllsubject>Subject 590-7-20 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES - NAME</nllsubject></h1> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.01" name="590-7-20-.01" title="590-7-20-.01">Rule 590-7-20-.01 Name</a></h2> <P>The name of a domestic or foreign limited liability company:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.01(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must contain the words "limited liability company", "limited company" or the abbreviations "LLC", "L.L.C.", "LC" or "L.C.";</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.01(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> May abbreviate the word "limited" as "Ltd." or "Ltd" and the word "company" as "Co." or "Co";</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.01(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must be distinguishable on the records of the Secretary of State from the name of any existing entity or active name reservation on file with the Secretary of State pursuant to Title 14 of the Code;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.01(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must consist of only English alphabet letters, Arabic numerals, Roman numerals, and symbols and special characters capable of being reproduced on a standard English (U.S.) keyboard;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.01(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must not contain any words which indicate that the entity is organized other than as a limited liability company. Words which shall not be used in the name of a limited liability company include "corporation," "incorporated," "professional corporation," "limited partnership," "limited liability partnership," "limited liability limited partnership," and any abbreviation of such words;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.01(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must not contain the acronym "DBA" or any variations of such acronym, and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.01(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must not exceed 80 characters, including spaces and punctuation.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.02" name="590-7-20-.02" title="590-7-20-.02">Rule 590-7-20-.02 Method of Reserving a Name</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A name for a domestic or foreign limited liability company may be reserved with the Secretary of State by any person pursuant to the Code.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A name may be reserved in the following manner: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.02(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> By mailing an application for name reservation to the Secretary of State, Corporations Division, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 313 West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> By delivering an application for name reservation to the Secretary of State at the address referred to in paragraph (2)(a) above; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.02(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> By electronic transmission in the manner authorized by the Division on its website.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application for reservation of a name shall be accompanied by the fee specified in the Code.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.03" name="590-7-20-.03" title="590-7-20-.03">Rule 590-7-20-.03 Issuance of Name Reservation Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Following application for a name reservation by any means available, if the name appears to be available, it will be reserved and a name certificate will be promptly sent by mail or by electronic methods, such as email, to the applicant. The applicant may not pick up a name certificate from the Division unless expedited processing is requested and authorized.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A name reservation shall be valid for a nonrenewable period of thirty (30) days from the date of filing the request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within the thirty (30) day name reservation period, an applicant filing articles of organization, articles of amendment with a name change, or other similar document, may provide the Secretary of State with a name certificate or certification of the availability of a limited liability company name. The Secretary of State may accept a certification, verification, or confirmation number in lieu of a name certificate, provided the Secretary of State's records reveal that the name was reserved by the applicant.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A name reservation may be transferred only by a signed written notice that complies with the requirements of the Code.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.04" name="590-7-20-.04" title="590-7-20-.04">Rule 590-7-20-.04 Distinguishable Names</a></h2> <P>The Secretary of State will deny a request for a name certificate or proposed entity name if such requested name is identical to or not distinguishable from the name of any existing entity or active name reservation on file and of record with the Secretary of State pursuant to Title 14 of the Code. Without limiting the discretion of the Secretary of State to determine that a name is not distinguishable, a requested name shall be deemed "not distinguishable" from an existing entity name or active name reservation if the difference between the names results from any one or more of the following:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An article (e.g. "a," "an," "the");</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Plural or possessive forms of the same word;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Phonetic spelling of the same name or word;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A conjunction or disjunction (e.g. "and," "&amp;," "or");</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An abbreviation in place of a complete spelling of a word or name;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A suffix added to a word or any other deviation from or derivative of the same word;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The addition or omission of punctuation, symbols, special characters, or spaces;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A symbol or special character in place of a word or name (e.g. "and" and "&amp;"; "at" and "@");</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A numerical number in Arabic or Roman numeral(s) and the same number spelled out with letters of the alphabet;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The addition of a number between #1 and #5, whether in Arabic or Roman numeral(s) or in spelled out form, to an otherwise indistinguishable or identical name unless the entity or persons having a valid name certificate in the existing name authorizes such use by written consent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.04(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A change in a word or name indicating corporate or business entity status.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.05" name="590-7-20-.05" title="590-7-20-.05">Rule 590-7-20-.05 Contested Cases</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State is not authorized to intervene in a private name infringement action. The Secretary of State may provide certified copies of any public document filed pursuant to the Code and the rules promulgated thereunder.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State may, prior to the issuance of a certificate of organization or a certificate of authority, revoke a name certificate if the name certificate is issued for a name which is not distinguishable from the name of another entity or name reservation filed with the Secretary of State or the name contains any word whose use is restricted by any provision of the Code and rules promulgated thereunder.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event that a certificate of organization or a certificate of authority has been issued by the Secretary of State and the name is not distinguishable from the name of another entity filed with the Secretary of State under Title 14 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, or the name contains any word whose use is restricted by any provision of the Code or rules promulgated thereunder, the following actions may be taken: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.05(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State may issue an order directing the limited liability company to file articles of correction or articles of amendment changing its name to a name that is available for use in this state or directing a foreign limited liability company to file an application for amended certificate of authority changing its name to a name that is available for use in this state. Since this is a ministerial correction of documents, the limited liability company shall not be required to pay a fee to the Commissioner for such filing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.05(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event the domestic or foreign limited liability company fails to file the appropriate documents to change its name, the Commissioner may mark the records maintained by the Secretary of State to show the limited liability company's noncompliance and may certify the record to the Attorney General and request that action be taken against the limited liability company according to the provisions of the Code.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.06" name="590-7-20-.06" title="590-7-20-.06">Rule 590-7-20-.06 Restricted Names</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State may refuse to grant a name certificate to an applicant if such application contains the name of any entity on file with the Secretary of State pursuant to Title 14 of the Code. A name certificate may be granted if the applicant obtains express written permission from the entity regarding the use of the name.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State may refuse to grant a name certificate to an applicant if such application contains any word whose use is restricted by any provision of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-20-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State may restrict from use, require consent, or require further information before certain terms shall be used in a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company name. A list of said terms shall be posted in the same public access area of the Division offices as the fee and penalty listing maintained pursuant to Rule 590-7-19-.06. Said list shall be available upon request. The restricted terms shall be deemed to include the name of any well-known trademark, trade name, governmental agency, educational organization or institution, charitable organization, or professional organization.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.07" name="590-7-20-.07" title="590-7-20-.07">Rule 590-7-20-.07 Foreign/Domestic Limited Liability Companies Distinguished</a></h2> <P>The name of a place attached to one of two otherwise indistinguishable or identical names may sufficiently distinguish between a foreign limited liability company and a domestic limited liability company, or between two foreign limited liability companies.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.08" name="590-7-20-.08" title="590-7-20-.08">Rule 590-7-20-.08 Domestic Limited Liability Companies Distinguished</a></h2> <P>The name of a place or location attached to one or more otherwise indistinguishable or identical names may sufficiently distinguish between two domestic limited liability companies.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.01" name="590-7-20-.01" title="590-7-20-.01">Rule 590-7-20-.01 Name</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.02" name="590-7-20-.02" title="590-7-20-.02">Rule 590-7-20-.02 Method of Reserving a Name</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.03" name="590-7-20-.03" title="590-7-20-.03">Rule 590-7-20-.03 Issuance of Name Reservation Certificate</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.04" name="590-7-20-.04" title="590-7-20-.04">Rule 590-7-20-.04 Distinguishable Names</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.05" name="590-7-20-.05" title="590-7-20-.05">Rule 590-7-20-.05 Contested Cases</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.06" name="590-7-20-.06" title="590-7-20-.06">Rule 590-7-20-.06 Restricted Names</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.07" name="590-7-20-.07" title="590-7-20-.07">Rule 590-7-20-.07 Foreign/Domestic Limited Liability Companies Distinguished</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-20-.08" name="590-7-20-.08" title="590-7-20-.08">Rule 590-7-20-.08 Domestic Limited Liability Companies Distinguished</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2018 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>