Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. General Provisions


35-8-103. Name. (1) (a) The name of each limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviations "l.l.c.", "l.c.", "llc", or "lc". The word "limited" may be abbreviated as "ltd.", and the word "company" may be abbreviated as "co.".

(b) The name of a limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization may not contain business name identifiers, as defined in 30-13-201, or other language that states or implies that the limited liability company is a business other than a limited liability company.

(2) A limited liability company name must be distinguishable on the records of the secretary of state from:

(a) the name of any business corporation, nonprofit corporation, limited partnership, or limited liability company organized or reserved under the laws of this state;

(b) the name of any foreign business corporation, foreign nonprofit corporation, foreign limited partnership, or foreign limited liability company registered or qualified to do business in this state;

(c) any assumed business name, limited partnership name, trademark, service mark, or other name registered or reserved with the secretary of state; and

(d) the corporate name of a domestic corporation that has dissolved but only for a period of 120 days after the effective date of its dissolution.

(3) The use of the name of a limited liability company by another limited liability company or limited partnership is governed by 35-14-401.

(4) Contests over names registered under this section are governed by 35-14-401.

History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 120, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 229, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 27, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 251, Ch. 271, L. 2019.