When you select a name for your Ohio based corporation, it should be kept in mind that the name will be unique and will identify you as a separate entity transacting business within the state. The name you choose to use for your corporation must end with “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Corp” or “Inc.”. When developing a name for your limited liability company, Ohio requires that it must end with “Limited Liability Company” or “LLC”.
The name you choose will be identifying your corporation or LLC as a unique entity and the name will not be accepted if it is likely to mislead the public or if it too closely resembles the name of another corporation or LLC formed in Ohio.
Ohio requires that you do not use any type of punctuation marks in the name selection such as dashes, periods, underscores, asterisks or commas. It is considered by some to be 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 by the state of Ohio.