(a) The parties to a filing instrument may abandon the filing instrument if the instrument has not taken effect.
(b) To abandon a filing instrument the parties to the instrument must file with the filing officer a certificate of abandonment.
(c) A certificate of abandonment must:
(1) be signed on behalf of each entity that is a party to the action or transaction by the person authorized by this title to act on behalf of the entity;
(2) state the nature of the filing instrument to be abandoned, the date of the instrument, and the parties to the instrument; and
(3) state that the filing instrument has been abandoned in accordance with the agreement of the parties.
(d) On the filing of the certificate of abandonment, the action or transaction evidenced by the original filing instrument is abandoned and may not take effect.
(e) If in the interim before a certificate of abandonment is filed, the name of an entity that is a party to the action or transaction becomes indistinguishable on the records of the Secretary of State from the name of another entity already on file or reserved or registered pursuant to this title, the filing officer may not file the certificate of abandonment unless the entity by or for whom the certificate is filed changes its name in the manner provided by this title for that entity.
Last modified: May 3, 2021