When Corporate Existence Begins ; Duration.

Upon making the certificate of incorporation and causing the same to be filed, and a certified copy thereof recorded as aforesaid, and paying the license tax therefor to the secretary of state, the persons so associating, their successors and assigns, shall from the date of such filing be and constitute a body corporate, by the name set forth in said certificate, subject to dissolution as in this act elsewhere provided.

The duration of a corporation is perpetual, or limited, as the certificate of incorporation may provide.