2018 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 33 - Corporations, Partnerships and Associations
Section 33-42-40. Reservation of name.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 33-42-40 (2018)

(a) The exclusive right to the use of a name may be reserved by:

(1) any person intending to organize a limited partnership under this chapter and to adopt that name;

(2) any domestic limited partnership or any foreign limited partnership registered in this State which, in either case, intends to adopt that name;

(3) any foreign limited partnership intending to register in this State and adopt that name;

(4) any person intending to organize a foreign limited partnership and intending to have it registered in this State and adopt that name.

(b) The reservation shall be made by filing with the Secretary of State an application, executed by the applicant, to reserve a specified name. If the Secretary of State finds that the name is available for use by a domestic or foreign limited partnership, he shall reserve the name for the exclusive use of the applicant for a period of one hundred twenty days. Once having so reserved a name, the same applicant may not again reserve the same name until more than sixty days after the expiration of the last one hundred twenty day period for which that applicant reserved that name. The right to the exclusive use of a reserved name may be transferred to any other person by filing in the office of the Secretary of State a notice of transfer, executed by the applicant for whom the name was received and specifying the name and address of the transferee.

HISTORY: 1984 Act No. 491, Section 1; 1985 Act No. 11, Sections 3, 4; 1986 Act No. 533, Section 1.

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