Business Name Protection

8th July 2016

NewCo: Select and protect a unique company name.
When a new company incorporates, its name should not be exactly the same as another registered company’s name or too similar to another. Same names also include those where the only difference is punctuation, a special character or particular words e.g. UK; .com. Too similar names may be also not be allowed e.g. different spelling.

If a company with a same or similar name was incorporated after your company, then there could be good reason to want to object against this. This could confuse potential customers and website domains may already be taken. If you wish to object a company name just follow this easy step:

  • Email enquires@companies-house.gov.uk, stating the following:
    • Company’s name that is being objected
    • I would like to object the above Company name chosen by Company Co Number on incorporation at incorporation date.
    • The name is ‘same as’/’too like’ as Company your Company name and number incorporated on incorporation date.

Companies House will email once the enquiry has been seen and approved or dismissed. Companies House will then contact the Company that is being objected and the company will have 12 weeks to change its name.  To search company names visit:



 
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