Can i use a similar company name by adding another word

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Bendo, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Bendo

    Bendo UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hey,
    I'm willing to create a company under a name but it's been taken, can i register by adding another word within the company name.
    I add that we are not in the same industry as well.

    Check example below:
    Jada Limited (taken)
    Jada Holding Limited (what i want to register)

    Thanks,
     
    Posted: Oct 2, 2018 By: Bendo Member since: Oct 2, 2018
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  2. Mike Hutchinson

    Mike Hutchinson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If you look on Companies House there is a guidance booklet on company names. Some words cannot be added as they are ignored. Some words cannot be used at all and some require approval from various bodies. You can also check the name on Companies House by inputting on their search page. Alternatively, just call them and check the name with them.
     
    Posted: Oct 4, 2018 By: Mike Hutchinson Member since: Sep 12, 2015
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  3. TODonnell

    TODonnell UKBF Ace Full Member

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    It depends on:

    - Whether Companies House judge the name is too similar, or not;
    - Whether the company whose name you are copying is likely to get aggressive :)
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2018 By: TODonnell Member since: Sep 23, 2011
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  4. Clinton

    Clinton UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Yes, it's allowed.

    A new law came into effect in 2015 that removed the word Holding from the list of "Sensitive Words".

    The "same as" regulations were also liberalised at that time and now allow for you to register Jada [[some word]] Limited which would likely have not been allowed before.
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2018 By: Clinton Member since: Jan 17, 2010
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  5. Bendo

    Bendo UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2018 By: Bendo Member since: Oct 2, 2018
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  6. Blaby Loyal

    Blaby Loyal UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    That's OK - I've just set up Jada Holding (2018) Limited :D
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2018 By: Blaby Loyal Member since: Jun 12, 2018
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  7. menetworkjadaltd

    menetworkjadaltd UKBF Regular Free Member

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    It's a great name ;-)
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2018 By: menetworkjadaltd Member since: Dec 14, 2011
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  8. Bendo

    Bendo UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    The name was an example ;) it's alreay taken it seem
     
    Posted: Oct 24, 2018 By: Bendo Member since: Oct 2, 2018
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