(1) For the purposes of this Chapter, in considering a company's name no account is to be taken of—
(a) whether upper or lower case characters (or a combination of the two) are used,
(b) whether diacritical marks or punctuation are present or absent,
(c) whether the name is in the same format or style as is specified under section 57(1)(b) for the purposes of registration,
provided there is no real likelihood of names differing only in those respects being taken to be different names.
(2) This does not affect the operation of regulations under section 57(1)(a) permitting only specified characters,
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