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Certificate of incorporation

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Certificate of Incorporation

  • Certificate of incorporation is a legal document relating to the formation of a company or corporation. Its precise meaning depends upon the legal system in which it is used, but the two primary meanings are:
    • In the U.S.A. a Certificate of incorporation is usually used as an alternative description of a corporation's articles of incorporation.
    • In English and Commonwealth legal systems, a Certificate of incorporation is usually a simple certificate issued by the relevant government registry as confirmation of the due incorporation and valid existence of the company.


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