Small Business Reading Room

Friday, October 30, 2015

Restricted Words - Delaware Companies

As discussed on our website topic page, your Delaware company’s name must contain a corporate identifier for most business structures and be distinguishable from other names currently being used.  However, did you know that there are also words that your company name may not contain? 

The use of these restricted words is not always prohibited, but permission must be granted from certain agencies, such as the State Bank Commissioner or Department of Education, and certain criteria must be met to obtain that.  This has to occur before the Division of Corporations can approve a filing containing a restricted word.

The rules surrounding the naming of companies are contained within the Delaware Code.

Restricted Words:

Bank, or any variation thereof                                                 
Bank, or any variation thereof                                                 
Corporation, Corp., Incorporated or Inc.
University or College
Any document listing any name in a foreign language must have the English version at least in the comments area of the cover memo.  If it is a person’s name they must state that fact on the cover memo. 

Words that are vulgar, or that translate as profanities, or would otherwise be harmful to the state or deceptive to the public are actually prohibited.    

Delaware has one of the shortest list of restricted words!  Do you plan on registering your Delaware company to do business in another state?   NY, FL, CA, and many others have a much more extensive list.  You may want to take this into consideration before naming your Delaware company or you will end up having to choose an alternate name for the other state.

For more information on company names, our service team is available to assist you by email or by phone at 302-266-9367.

Delaware Boat Registration Update- State Suspending Service from November 07-November 15, 2015

The Division of Fish & Wildlife Department of Boat Registration will close from November 07-November 15, 2015 to allow for a major systems update.  The division will continue to process applications for 2015-2017 until November 6, and will begin processing for 2016-2018 when they return.

During the Division’s absence, Delaware Intercorp’s service team can continue to answer questions, quote pricing and organize paperwork required for boat registration.  We are available by phone toll-free 888.324.1817, 302.266.9367 and email  Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm ET.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Does Delaware Intercorp have your current contact information?

A company registered in Delaware is required to maintain a Delaware registered agent.  A registered agent is responsible for receiving and forwarding legal service of process and official correspondence from Delaware Secretary of State.

If you have not updated your company’s contact information with us, you may not be getting these important notices.  Don’t put your company at risk! Contact Delaware Intercorp via phone toll free at 888.324.1817 or  302.266.9367 and/or email .  It only takes a minute and you’ll be glad you did!

Countdown to Small Business Saturday

It is 32 days to “Small Business Saturday”!  This is an event started in the US which has expanded to international status.  It occurs the Saturday following Black Friday.  

Small Business Saturday offers us a conscious reminder to shop small local businesses and have the opportunity for our shopping dollars to stay local.

Ideas to help promote Small Business Saturday can be found through the event’s sponsor and, in the US, the Small Business Administration.

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Delaware Intercorp, Inc.
113 Barksdale Professional center
Newark, DE 19711-3258

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