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 Start-up flow chart: Naming a private limited company.

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Forming a company:

Choosing a company name.

Use a company formations service to check names online.

Are there any restrictions on naming a company?

Yes, there are certain words that you cannot use without permission or proper entitlement, such as; 'Royal', 'Authority', or 'International' etc.
You cannot choose a name that is already being used by another company.
It is wise to have a second and maybe third choice of name, just in case.

You should also make sure that there is no objection to your choice of name, if it is too similar to another company's name, you may have to change it. This could be costly.

The suffix.

A private limited company will usually have a name ending in Limited or Ltd, but if it's registered office must be in Wales, it may use Cyfyngedig or Cyf.

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(Including - 'Choosing a company name' (CHN2).)

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