2016 Tennessee Code
Title 48 - Corporations and Associations
Limited Liability Companies
Chapter 249 - Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 48-249-108. Registered name.

TN Code § 48-249-108 (2016) What's This?

(a) Name registration. A foreign LLC may register its name, an assumed name under which it transacts business, or its name with any addition under § 48-249-106(a), if the name is distinguishable upon the records of the secretary of state, as required by § 48-249-106(b).

(b) Process for name registration. A foreign LLC may register its name, its assumed name, or its name with any addition under § 48-249-106(a), by filing an application with the secretary of state:

(1) Setting forth the applicant's name, its assumed name, or its name with any addition under § 48-249-106(a) and the jurisdiction of its formation; and

(2) Accompanied by a certificate of existence, or a document of similar import, from the jurisdiction of formation, bearing a date that is not more than one (1) month prior to the date the application is filed with the secretary of state.

(c) Effective date of registration. The name is registered for the applicant's exclusive use upon the effective date of the application, and until the end of the calendar year in which the registration occurs.

(d) Renewal of registered name. A foreign LLC for which a name registration is effective may renew the registered name for successive years, by filing a renewal application with the secretary of state that complies with the requirements of subsection (b), between October 1 and December 31 of the year prior to the year for which the renewal will be effective.

(e) Use of registered name. A foreign LLC for which a name registration is effective may apply for authority to transact business in this state as a foreign LLC under that name, or consent in writing to the use of that name by a domestic LLC, or another foreign LLC authorized or applying for authority to transact business in this state. The registration terminates when the foreign LLC becomes authorized to transact business in this state, or when the consent to the use of the registered name becomes effective.

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