2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 53 - Corporations
Article 19 - Limited Liability Companies
Section 53-19-3 - Name.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 53-19-3 (2020)

A. The name of a limited liability company shall be stated in its articles of organization and shall contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.", "LLC", "L.C." or "LC". The word "limited" may be abbreviated as "ltd." and the word "company" may be abbreviated as "co.".

B. A limited liability company name shall be distinguishable from the name of any:

(1) limited liability company, limited partnership or corporation existing under the laws of this state;

(2) foreign limited liability company or corporation authorized to transact business in this state; and

(3) name reserved under Section 53-19-4 NMSA 1978.

C. The provisions of Subsection B of this section do not apply if the applicant files with the commission [secretary of state] a certified copy of a final decree of a court establishing the prior right of the limited liability company to use such name in this state.

History: Laws 1993, ch. 280, § 3; 1995, ch. 213, § 1.

ANNOTATIONS

Bracketed material. — The bracketed material was inserted by the compiler and is not part of the law.

Laws 2013, ch. 75, § 9 provided that as of July 1, 2013, the secretary of state, pursuant to N.M. const., Art. 11, § 19, shall assume responsibility for chartering corporations as provided by law, including the performance of the functions of the former corporations bureau of the public regulation commission, and that except for Subsection D of 53-5-8 NMSA 1978, references to the "public regulation commission", "state corporation commission" or "commission" shall be construed to be references to the secretary of state. See 8-4-7 NMSA 1978.

The 1995 amendment, effective June 16, 1995, added the language beginning "or the abbreviation" at the end of the first sentence in Subsection A and, in Subsection B, deleted "limited partnership" preceding "or corporation" in Paragraph (2) and substituted "under Section 53-19-4 NMSA 1978" for "or registered under Section 4 of the Limited Liability Company Act Chapter 53, Article 11, NMSA 1978 or Chapter 57, Article 2 or Article 3 NMSA 1978" in Paragraph (3).

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