How to Change Your New Mexico Business Name

To make a business name change in New Mexico, you need to file Articles of Amendment with the Secretary of State. This applies to both limited liability companies (LLCs) and corporations. We’re happy to file your amendment paperwork on your behalf with our Amendment Filing Service.

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Changing your business name can do wonders for your company. A new name provides a different identity and a fresh start. The process to change a business name in New Mexico is straightforward, but you must complete each step carefully, so you stay legally compliant. To learn how to change a business name in New Mexico, follow the steps below. 

How to Get a New Business Name

Changing a business name is more involved than picking something you like and putting it on a sign. To make a new business name official, there are state rules and processes to follow.  

1.) Choose a new business name

Every state has its own requirements for business names. In New Mexico, the name of an LLC or corporation must:

  • Be distinguishable from and not confusingly similar to the name of another company on record 
  • Include the relevant word or abbreviation for the type of business (e.g., corporation, Inc., limited liability company, LLC, etc.)

2.) Gather information for filing your amendment

To file Articles of Amendment for your limited liability company or corporation, you need specific information about your business. Typically some or all of the following information is required to file the amendment:

  • The business ID number
  • The business name
  • Any “doing business as” (DBA) names
  • The date the original Articles of Organization (for LLCs) or Articles of Incorporation (for corporations) were filed
  • The new business name
  • How the amendment was adopted (e.g., by a board resolution or a majority vote of the shareholders)
  • The signature of the authorized person

The Articles of Amendment must include the appropriate filing fee and a completed Document Delivery Instruction Form. 

3.) File your New Mexico amendment

The Secretary of State accepts amendment filings by mail, in person, or online. You can pay the filing fee with a credit card, money order, or check. 

Alternatively, we can file the Articles of Amendment for you with our Amendment Filing Service

After You Change Your Business Name

Once you change your business name in New Mexico, it’s essential to update any legal documents, your website, and your marketing materials. For example, you may need to retitle the business bank account or redesign your business cards. Doing this will avoid confusion and show attentiveness to detail. 

We can help

Not only can we show you how to change a business name in New Mexico, but we’ll do it for you. Don’t have a formal business yet? We can help with that too! With our New Mexico LLC and New Mexico corporation Formation Services, you can be an official business owner today. 

If you’re nervous about keeping up with all the state reporting requirements, we’ll take care of that. We offer a Worry-Free Compliance Service to save you from making costly errors like missing a filing deadline. With all of our products and services, we have what you need to start and grow your business. 

New Mexico Business Name Change FAQs

  • A business name is your company’s legal, official name on record with the state. A DBA name (also known as a trade or fictitious name) is an alternative name that your business can use. Companies often have a DBA name for marketing purposes.

  • No. The purpose of a DBA name is to use a different name without officially changing your legal business name.

  • This depends on if you’re just starting your business or if you’re changing an already established business name. You must register the business name for a new company when you file the formation documents with the Secretary of State. If you have an existing business but want to change the name, you need to follow the steps listed in this article and file Articles of Amendment.

  • There’s no limit on the number of amendments you can make to your business, as long as they’re appropriately adopted. In New Mexico, you can even use one Articles of Amendment form to make multiple amendments.

Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.

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