(805 ILCS 5/4.25)
(from Ch. 32, par. 4.25)
Registered name of foreign corporation.
Any foreign corporation
not transacting business in this State and not authorized to transact business
in this State may register its corporate name, provided its corporate name
is available for use as determined by the Secretary of State in accordance
with the provisions of this Act.
(a) Such registration shall be made by (1) executing and filing in accordance
with Section 1.10 of this Act:
(i) an application for registration, stating the name of
the corporation, the State or place under the laws of which it is incorporated,
the date of its incorporation, a brief statement of the business in which
it is engaged or plans to engage, the post-office address of the
corporation to which the Secretary of State may mail notices as required or
permitted by this Act, and that it desires to register its name
under this Section; and (ii) a certificate setting forth that such corporation
is in good standing under the laws of the State or place wherein it is
executed by the Secretary of State of such State or by such other public
official as may have custody of the records pertaining to corporations;
and (2) paying to the Secretary of State the fee prescribed by this Act.
(b) Such registration shall be effective from the date of filing by the
Secretary of State until the first day of the 12th month following such date.
(c) Such registration may be renewed from year to year by filing an
for renewal setting forth the facts required in an original application
for registration and a certificate of good standing as required for the
original registration and by paying the fee prescribed by this Act within
60 days immediately preceding the first day of the 12th month following
the date of filing the original registration or prior renewal. Such renewal
shall extend the registration for 12 months, to expire on the first day
of the month in which the original registration was filed the next year.
(d) Any foreign corporation which has in effect a registration of its
corporate name may cancel such registration at any time by filing an application
for cancellation in the same manner and setting forth the same facts required
to be set forth in an original registration and paying the fee prescribed by this Act.
(e) The Secretary of State may cancel any registration if, after a hearing, he or she
finds that the application therefor or any renewal thereof was made
contrary to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-924.)