Article 24 - Similarity of names

In determining for the purpose of this Part 5 whether one name is the same as another there are to be disregarded:

(1) the definite article as the first word of either name;
(2) any of the following at the end of the names:
(A) "limited liability company";
(B) "company";
(C) "limited";
(D) "unlimited";
(E) "limited partnership";
(F) "limited liability partnership";
(G) "partnership"; and
(H) and any abbreviation of the above;
(3) type and case of letters, accents, spaces between letters and punctuation marks; and
(4) "and" and "&" are to be taken as the same.