How can a company change its name?
A company can change its name by: (i) special resolution, or (ii) in accordance with a ‘change of name’ procedure contained in its articles: ss 77-81 CA 2006.
How are the names of companies controlled?
Control of names
⁃ ss 53 – 85 CA 2006 – ‘Company Names’
⁃ ss 1192 – 1199 CA 2006 (Companies Act 2006, Part 41 – comes into force in October, 2009)
⁃ Company and Business Names (Misc Provisions) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1085). See too Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2615); and Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Public Authorities) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2982).
⁃ Publicity re Company’s Name: (i) Disclosure requirements (s 82); (ii) Civil consequences of non-disclosure (s 83); and (iii) Criminal consequences of non-disclosure (s 84)[ Not actually lectured on.]
What is the requirement of a registered office?
⁃ A company must have a registered office (s 86 CA 2006), and can change its registered office by a resolution of the directors at a board meeting (*s 87 CA 2006).
⁃ “Bikes RU Limited a company registered under the Companies Acts under number 8888888 and having its registered office at 1234 Chambers Street Edinburgh EH88 99YL.”
Can a company change it’s company number?
A company can change its name, but NOT its company number.
F J Neale (Glasgow) Ltd v Vickery 1973 SLT (Sh Ct) 88
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