|(a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section,
these rules apply to all filing instruments, which are required to
be reviewed for name availability, received by the secretary of state
on or after June 1, 2018.
(b) These rules apply to name reservations and name
registrations processed by the Secretary on or after June 1, 2018.
(c) The Secretary may not accept for filing proposed
entity names which are the same. The Secretary may only accept those
proposed names which are not distinguishable if consent is granted
in accordance with §79.40 of this subchapter (relating to Names
that are Available with Consent).
(d) The Secretary may accept a name if the entity or
person seeking acceptance of the filing instrument with the indistinguishable
name delivers to the Secretary a certified copy of the final judgment
of a court of competent jurisdiction that establishes the entity's
or person's right to the name in this state.