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The Company Names Tribunal (the Tribunal) was established pursuant to the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006).
Under CA 2006, s 69 an applicant to the Tribunal may object to a company's registered name on the basis that it is the same or sufficiently similar to a name associated with the applicant in which it has goodwill.
This Tribunal process works alongside regulations that prevent a company selecting a name that is identical or too similar to a name already registered by another company. There are a number of other rules enforced by Companies House that restrict the choice of a company name. For further information, see Practice Note: Company names and business names.
CA 2006, ss 69–74 establish a right for any person to object to a registered company or limited liability partnership (LLP) name. The Tribunal specifically deals with applications under CA 2006, s 69(1)(a) and (b).
The Company Names Adjudicator Rules 2008, SI 2008/1738 provide the basic procedural framework within which the Tribunal operates.
For detailed guidance, see Company Names Tribunal Practice Direction.
Under CA 2006, s 69(1)(a) and (b), a person (the applicant) may object to a company’s registered name on the ground:
that it is the same as a name associated with the applicant in which he has goodwill,
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