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(1)A charity may, if it considers that the name of another charity is too like its name, request OSCR to review the names.
(2)OSCR must, if satisfied following such a review that the names of two charities are too alike, direct either one or both of the charities to change its name.
(3)OSCR must, where at any other time it considers that a charity's name falls within section 10, direct the charity to change its name.
(4)Section 11 applies in relation to a change of name in compliance with a direction under this section (and the charity directed must give notice of its proposed new name under subsection (2) of that section within such period as may be specified in the direction).
(5)OSCR must remove from the Register any charity which fails to comply with a direction under this section.
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