Can I Name My Business ‘Inc.’ But File as an LLC?

The use of ‘Inc.’ or ‘Incorporated’ within the business name for a limited liability company would be inappropriate in almost all states, and in most cases would prevent the filing of the LLC documents from being accepted by the secretary of state.

In most states, a limited liability company name must contain a specific designation – “LLC,” “L.L.C.,” “Limited Liability Company,” “Ltd.” etc.

Standard Legal’s Limited Liability Company legal forms software is state-specific and provides direction on what an appropriate designation could or must be