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Change an LLP Name or Altering LLP Name

Online LLP name change service: there may come a time that you need to change the name of your limited liability partnership (LLP), as it may clash with an existing LLP, company or even registered trademark. The first thing to do is think of a name that will really reflect the business and also highlight its purpose. Having done that then search the national registers to make sure that you cannot be accused of trying to jeopardise the goodwill and integrity of an existing company. Companies House will not let you change your LLP name to one that already exists or one which contains prohibited words. They could however approve an LLP name change that may be deemed a violation in the future. Coddan offers you a new company formation, alternation of an LLP name, and change an LLP name online on the same day service.

  Change of Name of a Limited Liability Partnership

We charged £40.00 for the LLP name change in 5-10 days, in the case if you want to apply for a same day LLP name change, our fee is £80.00. For additional £25.00 we provide full legal support for the name change of your LLP, preparing the draft minutes from members' meetings, the consent to short notice for the extraordinary general meeting (EGM), the notice of the EGM, the minutes of the EGM, and the proxy voting form. You can apply for the full set of supporting documents or for the same day service by filing our application form

Price: £40.00

Changing business name for an LLP

After choosing a suitable and appropriate name for your business you need to gain the agreement of the other members of the LLP. This must be done by holding a extraordinary general meeting (EGM). You must ensure that you respect the legal rights of other members by providing sufficient time after you have notified them. Once the LLP name change has been voted through, minutes must be written up and filed within the registered office.

Notifying Companies House: once the above steps have taken place, you can take the appropriate steps in notifying Company House by submitting the correct form in hard copy format. The name change still does not become legally effective until a formal change of name certificate has been officially issued. Remember, within 30 days of the name change being approved, you need to inform HMRC and also ensure that all business sign age and communication is updated and amended to reflect the change. Coddan is a company with years of experience in helping LLPs through different processes including change of name.

Coddan can help: contact us today in order to find out how we can help support your business through such events. By taking the worry and stress out of the legal aspects and paperwork that needs to be complied with, out team of dedicated caseworkers will support and guide you every step of the way to make sure that the process is conducted correctly, smoothly and in a timely manner.

Procedure to change the legal name of an LLP

Change of an LLP Name

If you need to change limited liability partnership name because of a clash with the name of an existing partnership, company or registered trademark, you'll be all too aware of the first. Once you've thought up a new name that effectively conveys the purpose and personality of your partnership and its business, it's time to check the national registers of existing company names and trademarks to ensure there's nothing about your proposed new name that could be seen as an attempt to hijack the goodwill of an existing trading entity. If the proposed name already exists, or you want to register prohibited wording, your attempted LLP name change will be refused by Companies House, but you may be able to register a new name that is subsequently judged too misleadingly similar to someone else's, or in violation of an existing trademark.

How to change an LLP official name?

Changing an LLP Name

After an LLP formation, have you decided to change the registered name of your limited liability partnership but don't know where to start? There are several stages to the process before you even embark on registering the new LLP name with Companies House.

If you need to change an LLP name because of a clash with the name of an existing partnership, company or registered trademark, you'll be all too aware of the first. Once you've thought up a new name that effectively conveys the purpose and personality of your partnership and its business, it's time to check the national registers of existing company names and trademarks to ensure there's nothing about your proposed new name that could be seen as an attempt to hijack the goodwill of an existing trading entity.

If the proposed name already exists, or you want to register prohibited wording, your attempted LLP name change will be refused by Companies House, but you may be able to register a new name that is subsequently judged too misleadingly similar to someone else's, or in violation of an existing trademark.

Once you're sure your chosen new partnership name is sustainable, you need the approval of the LLP's members, which can only be obtained at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM). Take care to respect members' legal right to the notice period set out in your LLP agreement, and notify them in the correct form. The LLP name change must be voted through by the meeting, and the minutes written up, ratified and filed in the partnership's register at your registered office address or SAIL address.

Only once these matters have been dealt with can you proceed to notifying Companies House. Unfortunately that's not just a matter of dropping them an email. The legal process of registering a change of LLP name with Companies House involves submitting the correct Companies House form in hard copy on the correct paper. Your LLP name change does not legally come into effect until a formal certificate of name change has been issued.

Fortunately Coddan can handle all this for you. We have the expertise and experience to manage the whole process with Companies House on your behalf - all you'll have to do is sign the forms.

Make sure also to notify HMRC of this important change to the identity of your partnership within 30 days of the date of the LLP business name change. A comprehensive service like that offered by Coddan will usually include or at least offer you the option to have this done for you too, leaving one less thing to worry about.

Once you've officially registered the LLP name change, you'll need to make sure all your signage and communications bear the new registered LLP details, which you're required to disclose by law whenever trading. Don't forget to include your original LLP agreement. If you're feeling anxious about all this, why not contact Coddan for advice on our LLP name change packages. There's bound to be one that's perfect to lift that weight off your shoulders.