2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 40 - Trade and Commerce
Chapter 2 - Trade Names Registration
Section 40-2-102 - Registrability.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 40-2-102 (2019)

40-2-102. Registrability.

(a) A trade name shall not be registered if it:

(i) Is the same as, or deceptively similar to, a trademark or service mark registered in this state, or is not distinguishable from the names of other business entities as required by W.S. 17-16-401;

(ii) Contains any word or phrase which indicates that it is engaged in the business of banking or insurance, except as provided in subsections (b) through (d) of this section.

(b) National banking associations previously approved by the comptroller of the currency, whose principal place of business is located within the state of Wyoming and who are actively engaged in the business of banking on the effective date of this act may be registered with the Wyoming secretary of state and entitled to all of the protection of other registered trade names.

(c) Any person desiring to register a bank trade name for any proposed national banking association shall comply with the provisions of this act. The secretary of state shall conditionally approve the proposed trade name if not the same as or deceptively similar to any trade name registered under this act, a trademark or service mark registered in this state or the name of a corporation incorporated or authorized to do business in this state, or which is exclusively reserved under W.S. 17-16-402. Conditional approval shall expire in twelve (12) months unless extended for good cause for an additional period of six (6) months. Conditional approval shall not become final and the name registered until the applicant has received approval to engage in the business of banking by the comptroller of the currency, and actually engages in the business of banking in this state.

(d) Any person desiring to conditionally register a bank trade name for any proposed Wyoming state chartered bank shall comply with the provisions of this act. The secretary of state shall conditionally approve the proposed trade name if it is not the same as or deceptively similar to any trademark or service mark registered in this state, and is distinguishable upon the records of the secretary of state from other business names as required by W.S. 17-16-401. Conditional approval shall expire in twelve (12) months but may be extended for good cause for an additional six (6) months. The conditional approval shall terminate upon approval of the proposed charter by the Wyoming state banking commissioner and the Wyoming state banking board and the filing of the bank's articles of incorporation with the secretary of state since at that time the name of the state chartered bank will be protected by W.S. 17-16-401(b).

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