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Business Name in United Kingdom

Definition of Business Name

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Business Name : The name, other than its own, under which a sole trader, partnership, or company carries on business. The choice of a business name is restricted by the Business Names Act 1985 and by the common law of *passing off. The true names and addresses of the individuals concerned must be disclosed in documents issuing from the business and upon business premises. Contravention of the Act may lead to a fine and to inability to enforce contracts.

See also company name.

Company Formation: The company’s name

Using a business name

Find under this subsection information about Using a business name in relation to Company Formation: The company’s name.

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  • Article Name: Business Name
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Business Name In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Business Name : The [...]

This entry was last updated: August 14, 2016


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