As you set out to pick a name for your corporation filed in the state of Massachusetts, it should be remembered that the name will be unique and will identify you as a separate entity transacting business in the state. When naming your business, keep in mind that 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 will be identifying your corporation or LLC as a unique entity, the name will not be accepted if it is likely to mislead or confuse the public or if it too closely resembles the name of another corporation or LLC formed in Massachusetts.
Do not use any type of punctuation such as underscores, dashes, periods or commas in name selection. It is to your advantage to try to name your corporation or LLC so that it identifies with the goods or services you provide, but this is not required.