"Should I reserve a company name with Delaware prior to filing?" We hear this question almost daily. Traditionally, it’s easier (and less expensive) to just go ahead and file the new company. However, in some cases this may not be an ideal solution. Albeit rare, you could be in a situation where it’s a good idea to reserve the name. Maybe you have fallen in love with the company name and you want to make sure someone else isn’t going to beat you to the punch, but at the same time, you aren’t ready to move forward with filing your Delaware LLC or corporation quite yet. In other cases, clients may have already determined that the birthday of the new company must be Jan.1, 2015, for example, and you want to secure the name until then. Whatever the case may be, if you have deemed it necessary to reserve the name you have a couple of options:
Aside from scenarios such as these, in almost all cases, it’s often best to just move forward with the company registration. Why?
When you file your company through Harvard Business Services, we check the name in real-time. If the name is available, we file the company almost instantly, which will then lock down the company name. We generally have the company to the state of Delaware and back, approved, within two to three business days.
If you have any questions regarding reserving the name for your new Delaware corporation or LLC, call us today at 800-345-2677. We’re ready to help you!