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    Moving Your Principal Executive Office? Don't Forget To Make This Filing

    Note to readers:  This blog has been updated to correct and clarify the original posting.

    A foreign corporation registering to transact intrastate business in California must disclose, among other things:

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    Bill Would Restrain Online Disclosures By The Secretary Of State

    California's legislature reconvened last week for the second year of its biennium.  Assemblyman Marc Steinorth began the session by introducing a bill requiring the Secretary of State to exclude certain personal information that is provided online.  

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    Cannabizfile Comes To California

    California Secretary of State Alex Padilla wants to help entrepreneurs in California by launching a new online business portal.  According to Secretary of State's press release, the new portal, coined "Cannabizfile", provides useful information...

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    Filing Statements Of Information Online

    Last June, the California Secretary of State's office announced bizfile California, which it described as "a new online portal to help businesses file, search, and order business records quickly and conveniently from one webpage".  Bizfile...

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    Nevada Now Requiring Director Names Upon Incorporation

    Until this month, incorporators of Nevada corporations were required to file an initial list of its officers and directors on or before the last day of the first month after filing the initial articles of incorporation (unless the corporation...

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    Incorporating Under A Disparaging Name

    In Matal v. Tam, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 3872 (June 19, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court found the "disparagement clause" of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.  The "disparagement clause" prohibits the registration of...

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    Disclaiming Proper Appointment With The Secretary Of State - "All You Have To Do Is Ask"

    A lot of things in life may upset you.  One these might be discovering that you have been improperly appointed as an agent for service of process, director or officer of a California corporation.  Corporations Code Section 1503(b) somewhat oddly...

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    Looking For A Deceased Celebrity's Successor-In-Interest? The Secretary Of State Has An Answer

    The California Secretary of State's office is the repository for a vast a disparate number of filings.  Few people, for example, may be aware that they may register with the Secretary of State's office as a successor-in-interest to a deceased...

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    This Foreign Corporation's Status May Be Forfeited, But The Resident Agent Remains

    A recent ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Otis D. Wright II illustrates how it may be easier to enter California than to leave it.  Real v. St. Jude Med., Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47081 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 29, 2017)

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