When performing searches, use the partial word search function. This will return a greater number of variations and will allow you to compare your proposed name to names that are already in our database.
Use only the singular forms of your proposed name when performing your search. This would have the effect of returning plurals if the partial word search is used. This effect is desired because singulars are indistinguishable from plurals and possessives for the Indiana Secretary of State's registration purposes.
When you are searching for information on a company that has "and" or "&" as a part of its name, you may need to perform your search using both cases in order to produce satisfactory results.