Form 08-580 Business or Corporation Name Reservation Application

Form 08-580 Business or Corporation Name Reservation Application

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Form 08-580 Business or Corporation Name Reservation Application

 

INSTRUCTIONS: BUSINESS OR CORPORATION NAME RESERVATION APPLICATION 08-580
 
This form is used by a person or group of people planning on establishing a business or corporation in the state of Alaska.  The form reserves the intended name before the business or corporation is formally established.  
 
“Business or Corporation Name Reservation Application 08-580 Step 1”
A person or group of people can reserve a name in the following cases: 
a person plans to organize a corporation in the state of Alaska
an existing corporation in Alaska wants to change its name
a foreign corporation wants to register in Alaska
a foreign corporation currently operates in Alaska and wants to change its name
a person wants to organize a foreign corporation and register the business in Alaska as well
 
“Business or Corporation Name Reservation Application 08-580 Step 2”
The first box in the form asks for the business name or corporation name to reserve.  Applicants are strongly urged to do as much research as possible before submitting this form.  Search the internet, directories, and more in order to check if the name is already used in or outside of Alaska.  The state recommends that an applicant hire an attorney to help with this form.  The attorney can conduct research for similar business or corporation names as well.  
 
“Business or Corporation Name Reservation Application 08-580 Step 3”
Provide the name and address of the application in the second box within this form.  Use the applicant’s mailing address, including city, state, and zip code.  
 
“Business or Corporation Name Reservation Application 08-580 Step 4”
The applicant needs to sign and date the bottom of this form.  Provide a title beside the signature.  Also, provide a contact name and main telephone number to resolve any issues with this form.  
 
“Business or Corporation Name Reservation Application 08-580 Step 5”
This form requires a filing fee of $25.00.  Make the check or money order out to the State of Alaska.  Send the filing fee and completed form to the following address: 
 
State of Alaska
Corporations Section
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
 
“Business or Corporation Name Reservation Application 08-580 Step 6”
The standard processing time is 10-15 days.  The reservation lasts 120 days after the form is processed.
 

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