Texas Administrative Code
Title 1 - ADMINISTRATION
Part 4 - OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Chapter 79 - BUSINESS ENTITY FILINGS
Subchapter C - ENTITY NAMES
Section 79.33 - False Implication of Governmental Affiliation; False Implication of Purpose

Universal Citation: 1 TX Admin Code ยง 79.33

Current through Reg. 47, No. 14; April 8, 2022

(a) The entity name may not be one that might falsely imply governmental affiliation (example: Texas Real Estate Commission, Inc.).

(b) The entity name may not imply a purpose that would be unlawful for the entity to conduct.

(1) The words "insurance" or "surety" must be accompanied by other words that remove the implication that the entity purpose is to be an insurer. The name may include the phrase "insurance agency," "insurance agent," "surety agency," or "surety agent."
(A) Example: John Hancock Insurance Company or A-1 Surety Company would not be filed.

(B) Example: John Hancock Insurance Agency, Inc. or A-1 Surety Agents, Company would be filed.

(2) The words "bail bond" imply an unlawful purpose as entities with these powers must be organized under the Texas Insurance Code and these words may not be used in the name of a business entity. Example: Ace Bail Bonds, Inc. would not be filed.

1 Tex. Admin. Code § 79.33

The provisions of this §79.33 adopted to be effective January 1, 1976; Amended to be effective January 2, 1992, 16 TexReg 7469; Adopted by Texas Register, Volume 43, Number 21, May 25, 2018, TexReg 3342, eff. 6/1/2018

This section was updated on 6/12/2018 by an editor because it was made effective.

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