Commentary

6 Restrictions on choice of name

CHANGE OF NAME vol 29
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6 Restrictions on choice of name

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B: CHANGE OF NAME BY A COMPANY

6 Restrictions on choice of name

The Companies Act 2006 provides that the name of a public company must end with the words ‘public limited company’ or the abbreviation ‘plc’1 and that, unless exempted from the requirement, the name of a private company limited by shares or guarantee must end with the word ‘limited’ or the abbreviation ‘ltd’2. In the case of a Welsh company, the name must end in either the appropriate word or abbreviation referred to above, or its Welsh equivalent3. A person must not carry on a business in the UK

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