(805 ILCS 215/109)
Reservation of name.
(a) The exclusive right to the use of a name that complies with Section 108 may be reserved by:
(1) a person intending to organize a limited
partnership under this Act and to adopt the name;
(2) a limited partnership or a foreign limited
partnership authorized to transact business in this State intending to adopt the name;
(3) a foreign limited partnership intending to obtain
a certificate of authority to transact business in this State and adopt the name;
(4) a person intending to organize a foreign limited
partnership and intending to have it obtain a certificate of authority to transact business in this State and adopt the name;
(5) a foreign limited partnership formed under the
(6) a foreign limited partnership formed under a name
that does not comply with Section 108(b) or (c), but the name reserved under this paragraph may differ from the foreign limited partnership's name only to the extent necessary to comply with Section 108(b) and (c).
(b) A person may apply to reserve a name under subsection (a) by delivering to the Secretary of State for filing an application that states the name to be reserved and the paragraph of subsection (a) which applies. If the Secretary of State finds that the name is available for use by the applicant, the Secretary of State shall file a statement of name reservation and thereby reserve the name for the exclusive use of the applicant for 90 days or until surrendered by a written cancellation document signed by the applicant, whichever is sooner.
(c) An applicant that has reserved a name pursuant to subsection (b) may reserve the same name for additional 90-day periods.
(d) A person that has reserved a name under this Section may deliver to the Secretary of State for filing a notice of transfer that states the reserved name, the name and street and mailing address of some other person to which the reservation is to be transferred, and the paragraph of subsection (a) which applies to the other person. Subject to Section 206(c), the transfer is effective when the Secretary of State files the notice of transfer.
(Source: P.A. 95-368, eff. 8-23-07.)