Anonymous:
What is the rule for adding LLC to the name of a business? Is there supposed to be a comma before the LLC or not?

Example: Research International, LLC or Research International LLC
My Handbook of Commercial Correspondence (an OUP publication) invariably avoids commas.

NZ Business Machines Pty.
Glaston Potteries Ltd.
P. Marlow & Co. Ltd.
Omega S.p.A.
Hartley-Mason Inc.
SP Wholesalers PLC
R.G. Electronics AG

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Anonymous:
LLC. Limited liability company. Never use a comma before "LLC," even if the company prefers it that way. The same goes for all corporate legal status descriptors, which include: A.G., Co., Co. Inc., Corp., GmbH, Inc., LLC, LLP, L.P., Ltd., Pte., Pty., S.A., etc.
Anonymous:
The exact designation is chosen by the company and registered , so there is no standard format. However, most businesses choose not to use a comma.
Anonymous:
You should always use a comma before "LLC" because it is an Acronym. The reason that commas are not used in front "Inc." or "Ltd." is because these are Abbreviations.
Anonymous:
The AP Style Guide says never use it "even if it is included in the formal name." I think that's just lazy; take the time to find out the formal name and treat it the way it's set forth in the articles of incorporation.

I think, though, if you tallied all the commas and non-commas in the US, you'd get more non-commas, at least for the Corp., Inc., and LLC. Not sure about non-US tallies.
Anonymous:
No comma before LLC according to current AP Style.
Anonymous:
I disagree. If the company is incorporated with a comma (,) as part of its name, a comma SHOULD be used.
Anonymous:
LLC isn't an acronym, it's an initialism.
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