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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 11 : Corporations, Partnerships and Associations

Chapter 015 : Registration of Business Entities

(Cite as: 11 V.S.A. § 1636)
  • § 1636. Termination of business name; hearing

    (a) If the Secretary of State declines to register a business name in accordance with the provisions of subsection 1621(c) of this title, the applicant may request that the Secretary determine whether the person to whom the business name is registered is doing business or taking steps to do business in this State.

    (b) If, after notice and an opportunity for hearing, the Secretary or designee finds that the person is not doing business or intending to do business in this State as demonstrated by a substantive act or acts consistent with that intent, the Secretary may terminate the registration and register the business name to the applicant. If the business name is not taken by the person who requested a hearing under this section, the business name shall be available for selection by another registrant.

    (c) A person aggrieved by a final decision of the Secretary under this section may appeal to the Superior Court of Washington County, which shall consider the matter de novo. (Added 1989, No. 226 (Adj. Sess.).)