Each company name is written out in the form used as the primary identifier by the company itself. The name includes the legal form (e.g. Inc., LLC, S.A.) which follows the name, whenever available. Former names, alternative names, and abbreviated names are also stored. When a company's name changes, the older name is listed separately as a 'renamed company'. A renamed company remains connected to all projects it was involved in, except for those to which it remains connected under the new name. (This means that discontinued company names are kept because they often remain correct with regard to building connections, e.g. when an architecture firm designed a structure under an older name.)
The legal or official name of a company as assigned by itself.