UCC Standard Search Logic
The Secretary of State has adopted the search logic of the model rules promulgated by the International Association of Corporation Administrators ("IACA") This search logic only allows full name searches. No partial name searches are permitted under the standard search logic adopted by IACA. Kentucky will certify only full name searches, but will continue to permit partial name searches over the web.
The following rules apply to standardized searches. Standardized search results are produced by the application of standardized search logic to the name presented to the filing officer. Human judgment does not play a role in determining the results of the search.
There is no limit to the number of matches.
No distinction is made between upper and lower case letters.
Punctuation marks and accents are disregarded.
Words and abbreviations at the end of a name that indicate the existence or nature of an organization are disregarded.
The word "the" at the beginning of the search criteria is disregarded.
All spaces are disregarded.
For first and middle names of individuals, initials are treated as the logical equivalent of all names that begins with such initials.