Companies House - Naming regulations

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by James Rose, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. James Rose

    James Rose UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have submitted a request to open an LLC. The naming conventions suggest that you cannot have a name comprised of 2 words where you change the last letter to a 'z' rather than it's plural form where the last letter is 's'.

    However, the word while spelt the same (a homograph) is actually a different word. I am trying to understand whether I have made an error. I will demonstrate an example:

    Existant: Right Downs
    New: Right Downz

    The existing company sells cheap note-books, and the new company sells down from multiple birds. Not the best example because it's plural doesn't need an 's'. The word is different but a homograph and I have hedged my bet that it is not 'same as'.

    Really would like to hear from people about personal experience relating to this, perhaps I should send the company with a similar name a letter requesting their acceptance.
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: James Rose Member since: Oct 12, 2019
  2. obscure

    obscure UKBF Ace Free Member

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    The words are the same. There may be multiple meanings but the written words are the same so I think you will have a problem. I doubt Companies House look at applications and say "oh but this might be the alternate meaning..."
    Posted: Oct 13, 2019 at 7:01 AM By: obscure Member since: Jan 18, 2008
  3. Mark T Jones

    Mark T Jones UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Companies House is concerned about potential confusion or conflict rather than homonyms

    you also need to afk yourself whether such potential confusion would be beneficial for you.
    Posted: Oct 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM By: Mark T Jones Member since: Nov 4, 2015
  4. James Rose

    James Rose UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    In the case that the name is rejected what happens? Is there an opportunity to change the name and complete the application or am I required to resubmit an application?
    Posted: Oct 13, 2019 at 9:07 PM By: James Rose Member since: Oct 12, 2019