New Hampshire’s new entity name legislation

Effective January 1, 2019, the New Hampshire Secretary of State has announced the business entity laws  have been revised by adding criteria for determining distinguishability of names. The added provisions describe elements that do not constitute distinguishing factors such as plural forms of the same word, phonetic spelling of the same word and abbreviations in place of complete spelling of names, among other factors.

How does the change affect business owners? Business Owners may need to consider the additional factors relating to distinguishability of names when attempting to place a (new) name on the Secretary of State’s record.

What filings are impacted you may ask? New formations of all entity structures, qualifications of foreign entities, amendments and any other filings involving registration of a a (new) entity name on the Secretary of States records.

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