Business owners wishing to reserve the rights to their name prior to filing with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs can do so online using the name reservation form X-1. This process is often used by foreign business entities who are trying to prevent other companies from registering using their business name, thus avoiding the need for a fictitious name. The fee is $8.50 and once you’ve completed the online filing, your name will be reserved for a period of no more than 120 days.
How to Reserve
Step 2- First, choose which type of business entity you’re reserving the name for.
Step 3- Your name and address will now be needed.
Step 4- Indicate here whether you are a domestic entity (forming in the state of Hawaii) or a foreign entity (current business seeking approval to transact business in Hawaii).
Step 5- Here is where you will be able to enter the name to be reserved. Check the box if it includes a fictitious name for your foreign entity.
Step 6- This next step will ask corporations whether they are profit or non-profit and partnerships whether they are general, LP or LLLP.
Step 7- Review your information and enter your name followed by your signature. Click Review and Purchase to continue to the next step.