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17.—(1) The following provisions of the Companies Act 2006 do not affect the continued registration of a company by a name by which it was duly registered—
(a)in the case of an existing company, immediately before 1st October 2009, or
(b)in the case of a transitional company, on its registration or re-registration (as the case may be).
(2) The provisions are—
(a)section 54 (name suggesting connection with government or public authority);
(b)section 55 (other sensitive words or expressions);
(c)section 57 (permitted characters etc);
(d)section 65 (inappropriate use of indications of company type or legal form);
(e)section 66 (name not to be the same as another in registrar’s index).
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