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Companies Act 2006

Section 55: Other sensitive words or expressions

147.This section replaces sections 26(2)(b), 29(1)(a) and 29(6) of the 1985 Act.

148.Subsection (1) requires prior approval for the adoption of a name that includes words or expressions specified in regulations. Subsection (2) provides for the procedure to be used for making the regulations. The words and expressions protected by the current Regulations (the Company and Business Names Regulations 1981, SI 1981/1685) include British, English, Scottish and Welsh; chamber of commerce, charity, Her Majesty, midwife, police, and university.

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