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How to Determine a "Distinguishable" Name

How to determine if the entity name you want to use is "distinguishable" from any other name on record:

Alaska Corporation Statutes and Regulations are based on “distinguishable,” not “deceptively similar” nor “confusingly similar”.

1. What is "distinguishable"? 2. What is "non-distinguishable"? 3. What is a "key word"? 4. To determine if the name you want to use is “distinguishable” from another name on record: 5. How do I protect the “distinguishable” name I have selected?

This Division does not provide legal advice. The information contained within these webpages is provided for your convenience and is not to be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to know what your registering, reporting and filing requirements are based on your specific business activities. Not knowing what is expected of you may not preclude you from the legal obligation to meet these requirements and compliance with the law. You are encouraged to seek the advice of a professional, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Attorney if you need additional assistance.


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