N.Y. Partnership Law Section 80
When partnership or business name may be continued

The use of a partnership or a business name may be continued in either of the following cases:


Where the business of any firm or partnership in this state, having business relations with foreign countries or which has transacted business in this state or in any other state or territory of the United States continues to be conducted by some or any of the partners, their or any of their assignees, appointees or successors in interest.


Where any partnership shall hereafter be formed under the laws of this state it may use the firm or corporate name of any general or limited partnership or of any corporation, domestic or foreign, which may theretofore have carried on its business within this state, where said general or limited partnership or corporation has discontinued or shall be about to discontinue its business within the state, and where a majority of the partners, general or special, in either of such last mentioned copartnerships or of the survivors thereof shall be members of the new copartnership, or where a majority of the members of such copartnership theretofore existing or of the surviving members thereof, or where stockholders holding a majority of the stock of such corporation shall consent in writing to the use of such firm or corporate name by such new copartnership; or


Where any resident of this state dies, who at the time of his death and for at least five years immediately prior thereto, conducted and carried on in his sole name, any business in this state, or who at the time of his death, so conducted and carried on any business having relation with other states or foreign countries, the right to use the name of such person, for the purpose of continuing and carrying on such business, shall survive and pass and be disposed of and accounted for as a part of the personal estate of such deceased person, and such business may be continued and carried on under such name by any person who comes into the legal possession thereof.

Source: Section 80 — When partnership or business name may be continued, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PTR/80 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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