When you begin selecting a name for your Texas based corporation, you may wish to remember that the name will be unique and will identify you as a separate entity transacting business in the state. The name you choose for the corporation must end with the word “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Corp” or “Inc.”. When developing a name for a limited liability company (LLC) it is required to end with the words “Limited Liability Company” or “LLC” abbreviated.
Since the name you choose will be identifying your corporation or LLC as a unique entity, the name will not be accepted if it is likely to mislead the general population or if it too closely reminds people of the name of another corporation or LLC formed in Texas.
The state guidelines of Texas require that you do not use any type of punctuation marks such as hyphens, quotes, exclamation points, dashes, periods, underscores, asterisks or commas in the corporation or LLC name selection. It is advantageous to try to name your corporation or LLC so that it identifies with the services or goods you provide, but this is not required to form your business.