GEORGIA CORPORATIONS: EXPLANATORY NOTES
Georgia secretary of state corporations information and other explanatory notes regarding incorporation: (the capitalized phrases below are the phrases which appear as hyperlinks on the web page which contains the special offer regarding Georgia corporations and llcs)
WITHIN 24 HOURS: We will transmit the Articles of Incorporation (or Articles of Organization for llcs) to the Secretary of State within 24 hours after you have (1) provided payment for our services and the fees we must pay out (charge cards are considered immediate payment, checks require clearing time) and (2) given your approval to the name to be used and the names and addresses for the parties to be listed in the articles and signed any necessary documents. The Secretary requires original documents, which obviously means that fax filing and electronic filing is not available. We can speed up this process by transmitting overnight ($16 additional), and if you are really in a hurry, the Secretary advises that they will give 24 hour service on expedited filings ($100 extra).
CHECKING YOUR NAME: The name checks we conduct for domain name purposes and on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office trademark search facility are exact name searches only. It is possible that there is a trademark in existence which is "confusingly similar" (see limitations regarding USPTO searches) to your name, and this possibility (while slim) cannot be eliminated by the searches we are making, or by the name check with the Secretary. In conducting these name checks, we are relying upon the information provided to us and cannot be responsible for errors in that information.
"HOME STATE INCORPORATIONS" means companies where a principal party in the company is a resident. It does not include situations where no participant in the company is a resident.
ACKNOWLEDGED FILING...: The Secretary may not acknowledge the articles filing immediately upon filing, at least at this time, but the effective date for your company will nevertheless be the date and time it was filed.