(1) If it appears to the Secretary of State—
(a) that misleading information has been given for the purposes of a company's registration by a particular name, or
(b) that an undertaking or assurance has been given for that purpose and has not been fulfilled,
the Secretary of State may direct the company to change its name.
(2) Any such direction—
(a) must be given within five years of the company's registration by that name, and
(b) must specify the period within which the company is to change its name.
(3) The Secretary of State may by a further direction extend the period within which the company is to change its name.
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