While you are choosing a name for your Washington state based corporation, it should be remembered that the name will be unique and will identify you and your business as a separate entity transacting business in the state. The name for a corporation must end with the word “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Corp” or “Inc.”. When developing a name for a limited liability company it must end with “Limited Liability Company” or “LLC” abbreviated.
Since the name will be identifying your corporation or LLC as a unique business entity in the state, 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 Washington state.
You should not use any type of punctuation such as dashes, periods or commas in your business name selection. It is advantageous to try to name your business so that it identifies with the goods or services you will be providing, but this is not required.