2017 Florida Statutes
(1) The name of a limited partnership may contain the name of any partner.
(2) The name of a limited partnership that is not a limited liability limited partnership must contain the phrase “limited partnership” or “limited” or the abbreviation “L.P.” or “Ltd.” or the designation “LP,” and may not contain the phrase “limited liability limited partnership” or the abbreviation “L.L.L.P.” or the designation “LLLP.”
(3) The name of a limited liability limited partnership must contain the phrase “limited liability limited partnership” or the abbreviation “L.L.L.P.” or designation “LLLP,” except that a limited liability limited partnership organized prior to the effective date of this act that is using an abbreviation or designation permitted under prior law shall be entitled to continue using such abbreviation or designation until its dissolution.
(4) The name of a limited partnership must be distinguishable in the records of the Department of State from the names of all other entities or filings that are on file with the Department of State, except fictitious name registrations pursuant to s. 865.09, general partnership registrations pursuant to s. 620.8105, and limited liability partnership statements pursuant to s. 620.9001 which are organized, registered, or reserved under the laws of this state. A name that is different from the name of another entity or filing due to any of the following is not considered distinguishable:
(a) A suffix.
(b) A definite or indefinite article.
(c) The word “and” and the symbol “&.”
(d) The singular, plural, or possessive form of a word.
(e) A recognized abbreviation of a root word.
(f) A punctuation mark or a symbol.
(5) Subject to s. 620.1905, this section applies to any foreign limited partnership transacting business in this state, having a certificate of authority to transact business in this state, or applying for a certificate of authority.
History.—s. 17, ch. 2005-267; s. 71, ch. 2006-1; s. 35, ch. 2014-209.