When selecting a name for your California based corporation, it should be remembered that the name will be unique and will identify you as a separate entity transacting business in the state. The name of a corporation must end with “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Corp” or “Inc.”. When developing a name for a limited liability company it must end with “Limited Liability Company” or “LLC”.
Since the name you choose will be identifying your corporation or LLC as a unique entity, the company name will not be accepted if it is likely to mislead the public or if it too closely resembles the name of another business (corporation or LLC) formed in California.
During the naming process, do not use any type of punctuation such as dashes, periods or commas in name selection. It is advantageous to try to name your corporation or LLC so that it identifies with the goods or services you provide, but this is not required.