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Limited Liability Partnerships Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Registration of names

3.—(1) A limited liability partnership shall not be registered by a name—

(a)which includes, otherwise than at the end of the name, the expression “limited liability partnership” or either of the abbreviations “llp” and “LLP”,

(b)which is the same as a name appearing in the index kept under Article 663(1) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (NI 6),

(c)the use of which by the limited liability partnership would in the opinion of the Department constitute a criminal offence, or

(d)which in the opinion of the Department is offensive.

(2) Except with the approval of the Department, a limited liability partnership shall not be registered by a name which—

(a)in the opinion of the Department would be likely to give the impression that it is connected in any way with a Northern Ireland department or with any district council, or

(b)includes any word or expression for the time being specified in regulations under Article 39 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (names needing approval).

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