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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
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.
If you need to change 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.
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 Ltd 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.
There may come a time when you need to change the name of a limited liability partnership (LLP). There are several controls in place in the UK which are concerned with the naming of an LLP, and these include restrictions on the use of certain words and expressions, especially those which indicate or describe an LLP's legal structure, names that are the same as, or similar to an existing name on the Companies House index. There are also restrictions on the way in which particular characters, symbols or signs, and punctuation is used in a partnership name.
If, before LLP incorporation, your LLP name included the use of restricted words or symbols, or even if it was very similar to the name of an already registered company, it will be necessary to alter the LLP name.
With regards to the process of changing an LLP name, our service offers two levels. The first is straightforward, and may appeal to experienced businesspersons, who may already be au fait with the registration and LLP name changing processes of Companies House; or to those who may run a small-sized business where the decision-making process is quicker.
First option: we submit the changes to your LLP name, provide a certificate of the name change, and as an additional option, we also inform HMRC of the LLP name change. For the large LLP with many members, which may require a lot of organisation and agreement around name changes, we offer a second option service.
Second option: 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. We send these documents to you by email, and you should print them out, sign, and keep them at either the registered office address, or at the single alternative inspection location (SAIL) address.
Following these processes, we will then submit the LLP name change, provide you with a certificate and notify HMRC.
Companies House charges a standard fee that should result in registration of the name change within 5 days. These charges are included in our prices. Name changes for LLPs can only be submitted to Companies House using statutory forms on paper.
You've considered all the implications of the new name for your limited liability partnership, you've checked for clashes with existing partnership or company names, you've made sure it won't conflict with any registered trademarks, and you're ready to go ahead. Your thoughts are already full of brilliant new advertising and promotion concepts. You just want to get the change registered and get on with it.
It's not difficult to change the name of your UK LLP. All you need to do to change an LLP name is set up an extraordinary general meeting with your members, give them the requisite notice, organise a time and place to meet, draw up and distribute an agenda, write up and distribute the minutes and file them, amend your original partnership agreement, send off the correct forms on paper to Companies House, notify HMRC, change the notices at your place of business and registered business address or designated SAIL address, change all your stationery and your website, change all your email stationery...
It's not difficult, but it can be time consuming, and includes a slow, painstaking legal process, so it's easy to lose sight of when you’re also managing the day-to-day business of your partnership and willingly distracted by more inspiring tasks like overseeing the redesign of you logo. Fortunately, there's someone who can help. Coddan Ltd can handle all the paperwork associated with changing the name of your LLP, leaving you to concentrate your energies on making your own unique contributions to the success of your joint enterprise.
We'll submit your LLP name by the approved legal process, which still requires documents to be submitted in hard copy on Companies House's own notice of change of name of a LLP form. The next time you have to think about it will be when we present you with a certificate to confirm the partnership's legally registered change of LLP name. If you choose, we will also be happy to notify HMRC about your LLP name change - a small but vital task which could be easily and disastrously overlooked.
But what if you need to change the name straight away? Perhaps you intend to relaunch at an event that's only just been announced, you want to rebrand to coincide with a key new product, or you want to avoid complications by timing the change to coincide with the end of your accounting or the tax year. Perhaps you even did the unthinkable and registered a partnership name that sounds too much like an existing partnership or company's name, or clashes with a registered trademark.
Changing the name of your LLP can involve a slow-moving legal process, but it doesn't have to be that way. We can help you to speed up the altering of an LLP name process without straying from the required legal procedures. Our expedited LLP name change service can help you get the whole thing completed within days.
Not only can we provide full legal support for the limited liability partnership name change at Companies House, we will also help you to handle the legal process with your limited liability partnership members. We can draft legally sound notice of EGM, consent to short notice for EGM and the proxy voting forms for you and even create the minutes of the required EGM, emailing them all to you so all you need to do is print them off, get them appropriately signed and file them in your company register. At the same time we can prepare the statutory notice of change of name of an LLP form necessary to change the name with Companies House, which you also just print off, sign and return to us.
Once we've received the paper copy of your LLP name alternation application, we can register the LLP name amendment with Companies House within 24 hours. Naturally we'll also supply your certificate confirming the legal change of your LLP's name, and automatically notify the HMRC of the change as part of the service.