Texas Business Organizations Code
Sec. § 5.153
Limitation on the Registration of Certain Names


The secretary of state may register a name under this subchapter only if the name is distinguishable in the records of the secretary of state from:


the name of an existing filing entity;


the name of a foreign filing entity that is registered under Chapter 9 (Foreign Entities);


the fictitious name under which a foreign filing entity is registered to transact business in this state;


a name that is reserved under Subchapter C; or


a name that is registered under this subchapter.


Subsection (a) does not apply if:


the other entity or the person for whom the name is reserved or registered, as appropriate, provides to the secretary of state a notarized written statement of the entity’s or person’s consent to the registration of the name; or


the applicant is a bank, trust company, savings association, or insurance company that has been in continuous existence from a date that precedes the date the indistinguishable name is filed with the secretary of state.


Subsection (b) does not apply if the secretary of state determines that the names are the same.
Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 182, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1195 (S.B. 1313), Sec. 3, eff. June 19, 2015.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 503 (H.B. 2856), Sec. 5, eff. June 1, 2018.
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