The names of every private limited company incorporated in England, Wales and Scotland are registered with Companies House. It is therefore possible to view names on the Companies House website to see if your intended name or similar names are already in use. If you choose a company name which is too similar to one already registered within a similar line of business you intend to take, some form of legal action could result to try to prevent you from using the name. It is therefore important to make necessary enquiries at an early stage and Forbes can assist you with this process.
Even if your chosen name is not taken by another company you may still encounter problems as there are several groups of words which are prohibited or have restrictions on their use. In addition, even if the name is not taken by another company, it may be protected as a trademark or even as an unincorporated business. We therefore recommend that various searches are carried out to find the names of unincorporated businesses that may be similar to your intended name and within a similar line of business.
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