(1) A company must not be registered under this Act by a name that is the same as another name appearing in the registrar's index of company names.
(2) The Secretary of State may make provision by regulations supplementing this section.
(3) The regulations may make provision—
(a) as to matters that are to be disregarded, and
(b) as to words, expressions, signs or symbols that are, or are not, to be regarded as the same,
for the purposes of this section.
(4) The regulations may provide—
(a) that registration by a name that would otherwise be prohibited under this section is permitted—
(i) in specified circumstances, or
(ii) with specified consent, and
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