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Providence, RI 02904-2615
Phone: (401) 222-3040
Fax: (401) 222-1309
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Rhode Island's entity name standard is “Distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State.” This means that we will deny a request for a name if such name is identical to or not distinguishable from any other entity name on file in the active records of our Business Filing Section, or a name the exclusive right to which is, at the time filed, reserved or registered in the manner provided in Title 7, or the name of a corporation, whether for-profit or nonprofit, limited partnership, limited liability partnership or limited liability company that has in effect a registration of its name as provided in Title 7.
Without limiting our authority to determine that a name is not distinguishable, a name shall not be deemed “distinguishable” from an existing name if the only difference between the names results from any one or more of the following:
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