.02 Names of Entities.

A. An individual, a partnership, a corporation, a limited liability company, or any other entity through which architecture is practiced, may not use an impersonal name unless the name complies with appropriate requirements set forth in Corporations and Associations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 3, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. A misleading designation may not be used or implied in the name of a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity offering architectural services in the State. However, this does not prevent the use of the name of a deceased or retired partner, corporate officer, director, or member in the name of the entity.