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(1)A charity may change its name only with OSCR’s consent.
(2)A charity which proposes to change its name must, not less than 42 days before doing so, give notice to OSCR specifying its proposed new name.
(3)Unless OSCR, within 28 days of the date on which a notice is given under subsection (2), directs the charity not to change its name, OSCR is to be taken as having given its consent.
(4)OSCR may refuse to consent to a charity changing its name only where it considers that the proposed new name falls within section 10.
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