2010 Maryland Code
CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
TITLE 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Subtitle 5 - Entity Names
Section 1-502 - Requirements.

§ 1-502. Requirements.
 

(a)  Corporation names.- The name of a corporation must include one of the following words or an abbreviation of one of the following words: 

(1) "Company", if it is not preceded by the word "and" or a symbol for the word "and"; 

(2) "Corporation"; 

(3) "Incorporated"; or 

(4) "Limited". 

(b)  Limited liability companies.- The name of a limited liability company must include: 

(1) The words "limited liability company"; 

(2) "L.L.C."; 

(3) "LLC"; 

(4) "L.C."; or 

(5) "LC". 

(c)  Limited liability partnerships.- The name of a limited liability partnership must include: 

(1) The words "limited liability partnership"; 

(2) "L.L.P."; or 

(3) "LLP". 

(d)  Limited partnerships.- The name of a limited partnership must include: 

(1) The words "limited partnership"; 

(2) "L.P."; or 

(3) "LP". 

(e)  Limited liability limited partnership.- The name of a limited liability limited partnership must include: 

(1) The words "limited liability limited partnership"; 

(2) "L.L.L.P."; or 

(3) "LLLP". 

(f)  Professional corporations.-  

(1) The corporate name of a professional corporation must include: 

(i) The word "chartered"; 

(ii) The abbreviation "chtd."; 

(iii) The words "professional association"; 

(iv) The abbreviation "P.A."; 

(v) The words "professional corporation"; or 

(vi) The abbreviation "P.C.". 

(2) A professional corporation need not use any word specified under paragraph (1) of this subsection if: 

(i) The corporation has registered the name to be used in the manner provided in § 1-406 of this title; and 

(ii) The name is the same as its corporate name except for the allowable omissions. 
 

[1998, ch. 222; 1999, ch. 34, § 1; 2007, ch. 5, § 7.] 
 

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