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3(1)A limited liability partnership shall not be registered by a name—E+W+S
(a)which includes, otherwise than at the end of the name, either of the expressions “limited liability partnership” and “partneriaeth atebolrwydd cyfyngedig” or any of the abbreviations “llp”, “LLP”, “pac” and “PAC”,
(b)which is the same as a name appearing in the index kept under section 714(1) of the M1Companies Act 1985,
(c)the use of which by the limited liability partnership would in the opinion of the Secretary of State constitute a criminal offence, or
(d)which in the opinion of the Secretary of State is offensive.
(2)Except with the approval of the Secretary of State, a limited liability partnership shall not be registered by a name which—
(a)in the opinion of the Secretary of State would be likely to give the impression that it is connected in any way with Her Majesty’s Government or with any local authority, or
(b)includes any word or expression for the time being specified in regulations under section 29 of the M2Companies Act 1985 (names needing approval),
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