18 NCAC 04 .0504 FILING FICTITIOUS OR ASSUMED NAME FOR FOREIGN ENTITY
(a) A foreign corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership whose name contains a word which is prohibited by statute or by Rule .0502 of this Chapter shall agree to use an assumed or fictitious name as a condition of the issuance of a certificate of authority to transact business in this State.
(b) A foreign entity which has been granted authority to transact business in this State, and which desires to add to or delete from a fictitious name or to adopt a fictitious name in order to avoid or remove a conflict over the use of a name, or which desires to change its assumed or fictitious name, shall file an application for an amended certificate of authority.
(c) No fictitious name shall be filed with the Division unless required by statute or rule.
History Note: Authority G.S. 55-15-03; 55-15-04; 55A-15-03; 55A-15-04; 55D-5; 55D-21; 55D-22; 55D-24; 57D-7-03; 57D-7-03(a)(1); 57D-7-04; 59-103; 59-904; 59-905;
Eff. February 1, 1976;
ARRC Objection Lodged June 21, 1990;
Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 1990 For a Period of 180 Days to Expire on December 27, 1990;
ARRC Objection Removed August 20, 1990;
Amended Eff. March 1, 1996; February 1, 1991;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 20, 2015.