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Having registered your business you are not stuck with the name forever. Companies can and do change their name for many reasons, whether due to an error in the company name at time of incorporation, or at a later date as the business evolves and moves in a new direction.
ABC ENGLAND LTD
ABC INTERNATIONAL LTD
Suitability and rebranding. Over time your business may change direction and the official company name may no longer be suitable or relevant. For example, a company may have started life as ABC SAFETY SIGNS LTD but has since progressed to selling a wide range of safety products and not just signs.
Mergers and restructuring. As companies evolve they can acquire or merge with other companies to become a bigger and stronger business. This may result in a new name being used to represent the 'group' nature or new merged companies names.
Sensitive names. Certain words and phrases can only be used if a company can provide sufficient evidence that they are pre-eminent in their particular field. In such a case a company may decide to change the company name to include such a phrase once they are well established.
Trademark infringement or similarity to existing names. When registering a company name you should not deliberately copy another businesses name or brand. Occasionally we see companies registered that include popular brands like SKY, VIRGIN, NIKE etc. This often leads to a legal notice from the company asking for the name to be changed.
Assistance with sensitive names
We can often arrange for your company name to be changed the same day if it is urgent.
We can email you a PDF version of the certificate of name change and post printed version.
If you wish to use a restricted or sensitive word in the new company name we can provide specialist assistance.
Please note Companies House processing times are an estimate only and not guaranteed.
Simple Formations is a trading name of Small Firms Services Limited. We have been trading since 1998 and are one of the UK's longest standing Company Formation Agents