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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 4OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
CHAPTER 79BUSINESS ENTITY FILINGS
SUBCHAPTER CENTITY NAMES
RULE §79.50Professional Entities

(a) Names of professional entities; i.e., professional corporations, professional limited liability companies, and professional associations, are governed by these rules and by the laws or ethics regulating the practice of the professional service rendered through the professional entity.

(b) Names of professional entities will not be considered similar if there is sufficient basis for distinguishing the name from an existing professional entity name.

  (1) Example: Oncology Associates of Houston, P.L.L.C. is not similar to Oncology Associates of Dallas, P.A.

  (2) Example: Law Offices of Robert Sumners, P.C. is not similar to Law Offices of Janice Crow, P.C.


Source Note: The provisions of this §79.50 adopted to be effective September 15, 1981, 6 TexReg 3249; amended to be effective January 2, 1992, 16 TexReg 7469; amended to be effective February 18, 1998, 23 TexReg 1529.

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