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The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introductory

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

  3. PART 2 Company Names

    1. 2.Permitted characters

    2. 3.Exemption from requirement as to use of “limited”

    3. 4.Inappropriate indication of company type or legal form: generally applicable provisions

    4. 5.Inappropriate indication of company type or legal form: company exempt from requirement to have name ending in “limited”

    5. 6.Inappropriate indication of company type or legal form: unlimited company

    6. 7.Name not to be the same as another in the registrar’s index of company names

    7. 8.Consent to registration of a name which is the same as another in the registrar’s index of company names

    8. 9.Names with connection to Public Authorities

    9. 10.Interpretation

  4. PART 3 Limited Liability Partnership Names

    1. 11.Application to Limited Liability Partnerships

  5. PART 4 Overseas Company Names

    1. 12.Interpretation and permitted characters

    2. 13.Inappropriate indication of company type or legal form

    3. 14.Name not to be the same as another in the registrar’s index of company names

    4. 15.Consent to registration of a name which is the same as another in the registrar’s index of company names

  6. PART 5 Business Names

    1. 16.“Limited” and permitted alternatives

    2. 17.Other indications of legal form

    3. 18.Names with connection to Public Authorities

    4. 19.Savings and Transitional provisions

  7. PART 6 Trading Disclosures

    1. 20.Legibility of displays and disclosures

    2. 21.Requirement to display registered name at registered office and inspection place

    3. 22.Requirement to display registered name at other business locations

    4. 23.Manner of display of registered name

    5. 24.Registered name to appear in communications

    6. 25.Further particulars to appear in business letters, order forms and websites

    7. 26.Disclosure of names of directors

    8. 27.Disclosures relating to registered office and inspection place

    9. 28.Offence

    10. 29.Interpretation

  8. PART 7 Miscellaneous

    1. 30.Revocations and Consequential Amendments

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Characters, Signs, Symbols (including Accents and other Diacritical Marks) and Punctuation

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Specified Words, Expressions and Abbreviations

      1. 1.The words and abbreviations specified are— (a) “LIMITED” or (with...

      2. 2.The words and abbreviations specified as similar to the words...

      3. 3.The expressions and abbreviations specified are— (a) “PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY”...

      4. 4.The expressions and abbreviations specified as similar to the expressions...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Name same as another in the Registrar’s Index of Company Names

      1. 1.In determining whether a name is the same as another...

      2. 2.Regard each permitted character set out in column 1 of...

      3. 3.Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraph 2,...

      4. 4.(1) Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs...

      5. 5.(1) Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs...

      6. 6.Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2...

      7. 7.Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2...

      8. 8.(1) Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs...

      9. 9.Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2...

      10. 10.Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Specified “Public Authorities” and list of Government Departments and other bodies whose views must be sought

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Amendment to the Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009

      1. 1.The Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations...

      2. 2.In regulation 9, for section 57 of the Act, as...

      3. 3.In regulation 10, for section 65 of the Act, as...

      4. 4.In regulation 11, for section 66 of the Act, as...

      5. 5.In regulation 14, for sections 82 and 83 of the...

      6. 6.In regulation 15, for section 85 of the Act, as...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Revocations and consequential amendments

      1. 1.The following Regulations are revoked— (a) The Company and Business...

      2. 2.In the European Economic Interest Grouping Regulations 1989—

      3. 3.In the Transport Act 2000, for section 56(5)(e) substitute—

      4. 4.In Schedule 1 to the Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8...

      5. 5.In the Registrar of Companies and Application for Striking Off...

      6. 6.In paragraph 1 of Schedule 6 to the Investment Bank...

  10. Explanatory Note

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