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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 16 . Land Sales
Section 120. Determining distinguishable names

3 AAC 16.120. Determining distinguishable names

(a) For purposes of the reservation, registration, or use of a name under AS 10 or AS 32, a name is

(1) distinguishable on the records of the department from the name of any other organized entity and from a reserved or registered name if

(A) each name contains one or more different letters or numerals or has a different sequence of letters or numerals;

(B) one of the key words is different;

(C) the key words are the same, but they are in a different order;

(D) the key words are the same, but the spelling is creative, unusual, or artistic;

(E) the key words have a marked difference in meaning in their contexts and the words are not literally identical;

(F) the difference in key words is between how a number is expressed, as a numeral, Roman numeral, or word representing a numeral; or

(G) an "s" is added or deleted to make the word plural, singular, or possessive; and

(2) not distinguishable on the records of the department from the name of any other organized entity or from a reserved or registered name if the names differ only in one or more of the following ways:

(A) use of the words or abbreviations of the words "incorporated," "corporation," "company," "limited," "limited liability company," or "limited liability partnership," or use of the words "limited partnership," without abbreviation;

(B) differences in punctuation or special characters;

(C) differences in capitalization;

(D) differences in whether the letters or numbers immediately follow each other or are separated by a space if the sequence of letters or numbers is identical;

(E) the presence or absence of an article, preposition, or conjunction, or a symbol for that word, including "a," "an," "by," "for," "in," "plus," "the," "to," and "with."

(b) In this section, "key word" means a word other than an article, preposition, conjunction, or entity identifier. Entity identifiers include "incorporated," "inc.," corporation," "corp.," "company," "co.," "limited partnership," "limited," "ltd.," "limited liability company," "llc.," "limited liability partnership," and "llp."

History: Eff. 4/22/2000, Register 154

Authority: AS 10.06.105

AS 10.06.115

AS 10.06.125

AS 10.06.130

AS 10.06.633

AS 10.06.720

AS 10.13.120

AS 10.15.578

AS 10.20.021

AS 10.20.470

AS 10.20.471

AS 10.25.040

AS 10.35.020

AS 10.35.040

AS 10.40.015

AS 10.45.120

AS 10.50.025

AS 10.50.035

AS 10.50.040

AS 10.50.408

AS 32.05.480

AS 32.05.510

AS 32.05.520

AS 32.05.620

AS 32.11.120

AS 32.11.810

AS 32.11.820


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