21 NCAC 56 .0902             TITLES OF BUSINESS ENTITIES

(a)  Companies, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies or any other business organization providing professional engineering or land surveying services in North Carolina shall not practice under a name that is misleading.  Except as provided below, the titles of engineering or land surveying companies, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies or any other business organization organized primarily to provide such professional services shall not contain the name of an individual not licensed to provide the professional services offered or eligible for licensure under the provisions of G.S. 89C-13.

(b)  A firm may include in its title the name or names of one or more deceased or retired former members of the firm, provided that the firm submits a letter of request and explanation with its application to the Board, and that the Board finds as fact that the use of the name is not misleading.

(c)  A business organization shall not change its title, or operate under an assumed name, without first applying to the Board for a determination that the proposed title meets the requirements of Paragraph (a) of this Rule.  Requests for name changes shall be made in writing on forms provided by the Board for this purpose.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 55B‑5; 57C-2.01; 89C‑10; 89C‑24;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 29, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000; August 1, 1998; May 1, 1994; April 1, 1989; April 1, 1980.