MPEP 314
Certificates of Change of Name or of Merger

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in Januay 2018

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314    Certificates of Change of Name or of Merger [R-08.2012]

Certificates issued by appropriate authorities showing a change of name of a business or a merger of businesses are recordable. Although a mere change of name does not constitute a change in legal entity, it is properly a link in the chain of title. Documents of merger are also proper links in the chain of title. They may represent a change of entity as well as a change of name.