Texas Administrative Code
Title 1 - ADMINISTRATION
Part 4 - OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Chapter 79 - BUSINESS ENTITY FILINGS
Subchapter C - ENTITY NAMES
Section 79.34 - Restricted Words

Universal Citation: 1 TX Admin Code ยง 79.34

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

(a) Where prohibited by §16.105 of the Texas Business & Commerce Code, an entity name cannot include the words, "Olympic," "Olympiad," or "Citius Altius Fortius," or a combination or simulation of those words or use a trademark, trade name, symbol or insignia of the International Olympic Committee or the United States Olympic Committee without the authorization or permission of the United States Olympic Committee. Example: Olympic Tours, Inc. would require a letter of consent, authorization, or no objection from the United States Olympic Committee.

(b) Where prohibited by § 31.005 and § 181.004 of the Texas Finance Code, an entity name cannot include the words "bank," "bank and trust," "trust," "trust company" or a similar term, phrase, or foreign language word unless accompanied by a no objection letter from the Banking Commissioner.

(c) Where prohibited by § 61.313 of the Texas Education Code, an entity name cannot include the words "College," "University," "School of Medicine," "Medical School," "Health Science Center," "School of Law," "Law Center," or "Law School," whether in English or in another language, unless accompanied by a no objection letter from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(d) Where prohibited by § 5.062 of the Texas Business Organizations Code, an entity name cannot include the words "Veteran," "Legion," "Foreign," "Spanish," "Disabled," "War," or "World War" if the name implies the entity is created for the benefit of war veterans and their families, without written approval issued from a veterans organization pursuant to § 5.062 of the Texas Business Organizations Code.

1 Tex. Admin. Code § 79.34

The provisions of this §79.34 adopted to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9169; 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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