35-2-307. Registered name of foreign corporation. (1) A foreign corporation may register its corporate name, or its corporate name with any change required by 35-2-826, if the name is distinguishable in the records of the secretary of state from:
(a) the corporate name of a nonprofit or business corporation incorporated or authorized to do business in this state; and
(b) a corporate name reserved under Title 35, chapter 1, or 35-2-306 or registered under this section.
(2) A foreign corporation shall register its corporate name, or its corporate name with any change required by 35-2-826, by delivering to the secretary of state, for filing, an application setting forth:
(a) its corporate name or its corporate name with any change required by 35-2-826, the state, tribe, or country, the date of its incorporation, and a brief description of the nature of the activities in which it is engaged; and
(b) a statement that the foreign corporation has complied with the organizational laws in the jurisdiction in which it is organized and that the foreign corporation exists in that jurisdiction.
(3) The name is registered for the applicant's exclusive use on the effective date of the application.
(4) A foreign corporation whose registration is effective may renew it for successive years by delivering to the secretary of state, for filing, a renewal application that complies with the requirements of subsection (2). The renewal application must be delivered between October 1 and December 31 of the preceding year. The renewal application renews the registration for the following calendar year.
(5) A foreign corporation whose registration is effective may continue to qualify as a foreign corporation under that name or consent in writing to the use of that name by a corporation later incorporated under this chapter or by another foreign corporation later authorized to transact business in this state. The registration terminates when the foreign corporation is incorporated as a domestic corporation or the foreign corporation qualifies or consents to the qualification of another foreign corporation under the registered name.
History: En. Sec. 33, Ch. 411, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 42, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 280, L. 2015.