(1) The Secretary of State may direct a company to change its name if it has been registered in a name that is the same as or, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, too like—
(a) a name appearing at the time of the registration in the registrar's index of company names, or
(b) a name that should have appeared in that index at that time.
(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,
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