it would depend what is registered with the secretary
by jt (2023-03-09 14:06:59)

In reply to: I honestly have no idea  posted by tf86

of the various states and if they want to renew the name when needed.

For example, I happen to own the business name "SMAP Financial Services" in several states, even though I don't use it and haven't for years. That prohibits anyone else who might be interested in registering under that name from using it, even if I'm not.