The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 11B : Nonprofit Corporations
Chapter 004 : NAME(Cite as: 11B V.S.A. § 4.03)
§ 4.03. Registered name
(a) A foreign corporation may register its corporate name or its corporate name with any addition required by section 15.06 of this title, if the name is distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State from:
(1) the corporate name of a nonprofit or business corporation incorporated or authorized to do business in this State; and
(2) a corporate name reserved under section 4.02 of this title or 11A V.S.A. § 4.02 or registered under this section.
(b) A foreign corporation registers its corporate name, or its corporate name with any addition required by section 15.06 of this title, by delivering to the Secretary of State an application:
(1) setting forth its corporate name, or its corporate name with any addition required by section 15.06 of this title, the state or country and date of its incorporation, and a brief description of the nature of the activities in which it is engaged; and
(2) accompanied by a certificate of existence (or a document of similar import) from the state or country of incorporation.
(c) The name is registered for the applicant’s exclusive use upon the effective date of the application.
(d) A foreign corporation whose registration is effective may renew it for successive years by delivering to the Secretary of State for filing a renewal application, which complies with the requirements of subsection (b) of this section, between October 1 and December 31 of the preceding year. The renewal application when filed renews the registration for the following calendar year.
(e) A foreign corporation whose registration is effective may thereafter qualify as a foreign corporation under the registered name or consent in writing to the use of that name by a corporation thereafter incorporated under this title or by another foreign corporation thereafter authorized to transact business in this State. The registration terminates when the domestic corporation is incorporated or the foreign corporation qualifies or consents to the qualification of another foreign corporation under the registered name. (Added 1995, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.)