How to choose a business name

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The adhering to guide is developed to help you recognize the significance of a company name as well as just how to examine the availability of that company name for a UK limited firm.

When beginning a brand-new company it is necessary to conduct a company name search to guarantee your favored business name is offered. For several services choosing a business name is a fundamental part of the company development process as lots of companies maintain the exact same name throughout their presence. Examining the schedule of a company name before beginning the formation process will decrease the possibility of the formation being rejected by Companies House.

If a firm name already exists on the Companies House register with the precise name that you have chosen after that you will not be able to use that firm name. For example perform a business name check for “Simple Formations Limited” will return an outcome that reveals the name is currently being used. Some variations of this such as “Simple Formation Ltd” (without the “s”) or “Simple Formations UK Limited” will additionally be blocked by the existence of “Simple Formations Limited”.

The guidelines on what is considered to be the “like” an existing name are rather detailed so we can not fully clarify them right here. We have nevertheless developed a company name check center that most of the times will certainly recognize “exact same as” issues. You can check the availability of your business name by utilizing the search box above or on the home web page.

It is just really comparable names that are obstructed if there is an existing company on the register that is considered by Companies House to be the same as your preferred name. A typical way for people to differentiate their company name from an existing one is to include a geographical recommendation throughout of the name. As an example “My business Name (London) Ltd” is thought about special also if there was an existing business called “My Company Name Ltd”. Nevertheless, placing “UK” at the end is taken into consideration also generic so it has to be a details city or region to make the name one-of-a-kind.

Whilst names that are rather comparable are still permitted to be signed up by Companies House it must be stressed that if you do register a name that is similar to an existing company the existing company can object. Typically they would challenge Companies House as well as Companies House might after that instruct you to alter your business name or supply further information on your reason for making use of the name.

It deserves bearing in mind that there more than 3 million registered business in the UK, a number of which are similarly called. In our experience it is very rare for one business to object to one more being likewise called, so long as your intent is not to pass your service off as somebody else’s then you are unlikely to have an issue.

There are likewise a few words that are taken into consideration sensitive and require specific criteria to be fulfilled before they can be made use of. Our on-line business name check has actually been designed to highlight these words and also supply more suggestions if your selected company name consists of a sensitive word.

When you submit an application to register a firm with us we will not charge a resubmission fee in the unlikely event that your chosen name does get turned down. You merely require to offer us an alternative business name as well as we will certainly resubmit it to Companies House at no additional charge.

The regulations on names being as well similar were transformed in October 2009 so when looking for a brand-new name you may see lots of similarly called companies already around. These business will certainly probably have actually been registered before the regulations became more stringent on how similar names can be.