Before you submit the articles of incorporation template, it is wise to run a name availability search so that you know whether the name you want to use is already in use by another entity or not. Whichever the name you choose to work with, it is up to the state where you seek incorporation to verify and ascertain whether the name you are using is not in use, or is not deceptively similar to one that is already in use. The Business Programs Division, the largest division of the Secretary of State's office, supports California Businesses by registering business entities and trademarks and enabling secured creditors to protect their financial interests. The Business Programs Division processes millions of business filings and information requests each year. The Secretary of State administers numerous other filings including immigration consultant and various business bonds, notices of joint powers, successor-in-interest, statement of facts – roster of public agencies, and athlete agents. Members of the Board of Directors who are removed for failure to meet any or all of the requirements of Section 2 of this Article are not entitled to vote at the annual meeting and are not entitled to the procedure outlined in Section 14 of this Article in these by-laws. The Secretary of State's office maintains registration and all updates of California state trademarks and service marks, container brands, laundry marks and the names of farms, ranches, estate or villas. Notice of Meetings Printed notice of each meeting shall be given to each voting member, by mail, not less than two weeks prior to the meeting.