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Register a business name in the UK, business name registration costs from £39.49!

The benefits to registering a business name with us: the business name of your company is an important branding tool, and it is therefore imperative to get it right. Registering a business name in this way is an effective way to protect it and your interests, and you can be legally assured that if someone tries to use it you will have the full backup of the law.
Register a business name - this gives peace of mind when starting out with a new enterprise. To register business name is not a simple process, for example, when one considers that there are over 10 million trading business names already existing in Great Britain, with an additional 25,000 companies registering every single month, it makes the task of thinking up an original and innovative business name extremely difficult. The seemingly simple act of registering an unique business name is further complicated when one takes into account that a business will not be able to register business name if it is deemed too similar to an existing name.



Business names registration for UK residents

£24.99

NO ANNUAL CHARGES

1
option

This business name registration via a private company formation in the UK, is for customers, who have an address in the UK, & want to register a business name by registering a limited company.

The following documents will be sending via e-mail upon the registration of a business name:

    • The certificate of incorporation;
    • The memorandum & articles of association;
    • The fast-track corporate bank account with RBS, Lloyds, NatWest or Barclays (which is optional).
£39.49

NO ANNUAL CHARGES

2
option

This business name registration via a non-profit company start-up in UK, is for customers, who have an address in the UK, & want to register a business name by establishing a company limited by guarantee.

The following documents will be sending via e-mail upon the business name registration:

  • The certificate of incorporation;
  • The Coddan tailor-made memorandum & articles of association;
  • The free referral to NatWest, Lloyds, RBS or Barclays business bank account.
£32.00

NO ANNUAL CHARGES

3
option

This business name registration via an LLP formation start-up in the UK, is for customers, who have an address in the UK, & want to register business name by setting-up a limited liability partnership.

The following documents will be sending via e-mail upon the business name registration:

  • The certificate of registration;
  • The free & fast-track business bank account with RBS, NatWest, Lloyds or Barclays (which is optional);
  • Additional services are available.
£145.00

NO ANNUAL CHARGES

4
option

This business name registration via a public company formation, is for customers, who have an address in the UK, & want to register business name by establishing a public company.

The following documents will be sending via e-mail upon the business name registration:

  • The certificate of incorporation;
  • The memorandum & articles of association;
  • The fast-track corporate bank account with NatWest, Lloyds, RBS or Barclays (which is optional).



Registration of business names for overseas clients

£119.49

ANNUAL FEES FROM £105.00

1
option

This business name registration via private company start-up is for non-UK customers, who are requiring registering a business name with a legal address in London.

The following documents will be sending by post upon the registration of a business name:

  • The certificate of incorporation, the memorandum & articles;
  • The company's registers, shares' certificates & meeting of the board of directors;
  • The registered office address;
  • The government mail forwarding & the secretarial compliance
£134.49

ANNUAL FEES FROM £105.00

2
option

This business name registration via a non-profit company incorporation is for non-UK customers, who are requiring registering a business name with the legal address in London.

The following documents will be sending by post upon the business name registration:

  • The certificate of incorporation, the memorandum & articles;
  • The company's registers, membership' certificates & meeting of the board of directors;
  • The registered office address;
  • The government mail forwarding & the secretarial compliance service.
£129.99

ANNUAL FEES FROM £105.00

3
option

This business name registration via an LLP setting up, is for non-UK customers, who are requiring registering a business name with the legal address in London.

The following documents will be sending by post upon the business name registration:

  • The certificate of registration, the LLP agreement;
  • The LLP's registers, two membership' certificates & meeting of the board of members;
  • The registered office address, mail forwarding & certificate of the registered office address.
£542.99

ANNUAL FEES FROM £405.00

4
option

This business name registration via public company establishment is for non-UK customers, who are requiring registering a business name with a legal address in London.

The following documents will be sending by post upon the business name registration:

  • The certificate of incorporation, the memorandum & articles;
  • The company's registers, shares' certificates & meeting of the board of directors;
  • The registered office address;
  • The mail forwarding & the secretarial compliance service



How to register a business name in the UK? What is a business name registration?

How to register business name? The only way to safeguard the name is to register a company - public company or private, limited by shares or company limited by guarantee. Coddan Formations Agency offers companies registration service which includes the registration of the business name, and this method ensures the protection of that business name. Find a perfectly unique company name: Coddan consultants use the software which sorts through more than 10 million company names, to ensure that you don't decide on one which is already in use. Even though there are hundreds of newly registered company names every day, this state-of-the-art business name check software updates regularly, so Coddan Formations Agency can guarantee its reliability.

With us you can register business name online, protect your trading name before you start: because Coddan can register a limited company with Companies House in order to protect your name, we have several packages that may suit different types of possible company, and one that we provide for dormant companies, which may be applicable if you aren't ready to start trading.

Register a business name and take good advice: Coddan encourages clients to discuss their business aims and choices with an advisor, prior to company incorporation and business name registration. An informal chat can lead to changes in business strategy and types of company, and we like to produce happy clients! Fast, comprehensive limited company registration service: the online submission registration run by Coddan Formations Agency ensures that within around 3-6 business hours, your company and business name will be registered and incorporated, with the option of obtaining the original certificates of incorporation. We also offer extra services, such as helping to arrange business bank accounts, VAT registration, and the provision of virtual office facilities as required.

Registering a business name in England, Wales, Scotland or in Northern Ireland!

Registering Business Name

There are a lot of legal issues around the use of a business name, and it is very important to ensure that no business should be called the same name or even a similar name as another. There are also some restrictions on business names registration, according to the Business Names Act 1985, including the prohibition of names, which infer unauthorised connection to the government, or names which use words which are thought to be offensive. Check Coddan business name registration packages above.

Avoid lengthy legal battles by formally registering your business name: besides the Business Name Act (1985), there is little legislation to protect new businesses within the United Kingdom. Entrepreneurs are therefore encouraged to register their company name as soon as possible to avoid it being copied and any associated legal disputes. Coddan Formations Agency is a London based business startup consultancy firm that assists businesses with registering their trading names. Our business names registration packages come with no annual fee and new business owners can register as a private company, company limited by guarantee, UK limited liability partnership or a public limited company. If you need an assistance with a business name registration in the United Kingdom, you can also speak to our business advisors between 9.30am-6.00pm Monday to Friday by telephoning + (0) 207.935.5171 or + (0) 330.808.0089 (national rates).

How to register a business name & the trading name?

How to Register a Trading Name

In England, Scotland and Wales, there is no legislation that requires business names to be registered. This creates something of a grey area for people wishing to register a new business name and start a company limited by shares.

When starting out in business, it is vital that you protect the basics of your operation, beginning with your business name registrations. You do not want anyone copying your business name and potentially taking business away from you, and costly and time-consuming disputes in the courts that might result from that. So how do you protect your new business' name when there are no laws saying you must register a name in the first place?

There is some guidance under the Business Names Act of 1985. People who are subject to it are those who have a place of business in the UK and carry on business in the country under a name that, in a partnership, does not consist of all the surnames of the partners; or in the case of an individual does not consist of his or her surname; or if it is a company that does not consist of its corporate name.

This piece of legislation prohibits the use of some business names unless explicit permission is sought, among them: a name that would imply the business is in some way connected with Her Majesty's Government or the Scottish administration; a name that is considered offensive or restricted; and if a business has been transferred on or after 26th February 1982 continues trading under that name.

For its part, Companies House warns those setting up a new firm that registering a company name does not also give trademark protection, and it performs checks to determine if the proposed name of a new company is the same as that of another that is already registered. Anyone can perform such business name check, however, as the list is available to the public.

In reality, the only real way to protect a good business name is to register a business name as a private company limited by shares or a company limited by guarantee, or such as a limited liability partnership or even the public company limited by shares. At Coddan Formations Agency, we have vast expertise in doing just that, quickly and effectively. Our team of expert consultants are available to help guide you through the process of registration of a business name, and our unique online submission facility means your new firm can be registered and legal in a matter of hours.

A business name or a company name is the most recognisable part of your proposed or existing enterprise. The business name is the anchorage that binds your business in people's minds, and is an essential requirement for your limited company. A good registered business name, in both title and the reputation, can determine the success, growth and longevity of your company, LLP or self-employer status. Conversely, a bad business or corporate name in any aspect can ruin a company despite the potential it may have.

When considering the possibility of registering a trade name or drafting the list of possible business names, it is important to think about what sort of connotations that name may give off, and what effect it will have on your business. Although it may seem a simple enough thing to do, thinking of a memorable and relevant business name has its complications.

Another hindrance is the issue surrounding 'sensitive' or 'restricted' words. These specific words require additional proof from an external body in order to be part of a company name. For example, the word 'doctor' requires the proof from a trusted medical institution before it can be used.

With so many business names already in existence, the danger of infringing on one - either accidentally or on purpose - can lead to numerous problems. In some cases, trading with an existing business name can lead to sever fines, and the court order forcing you to cease trading with that name. The term 'passing-off' refers to the violation of trading under an existing business name, and a firm can pursue legal action against your business for doing so.

It is far better to avoid running the risk of passing-off by allowing a qualified company formation agent to fulfil all the necessary checks on your behalf. This will assure you that you are not violating any existing names, and give you the confidence that another party cannot infringe on your unique name.

If you wish to promote and expand your limited company, or a limited liability partnership, or even tour sole trader name, you will exploit your business name as much as possible to ensure the success and growth of your franchise (on websites, stationary, leaflets, verbally over the phone when answering calls, through promotional items and so on). This means that potentially, thousands and possibly millions of people will see your business name worldwide, and for this reason, it is therefore paramount that your business name is unique and protected by Coddan authorised business registration agent.

You can avoid confusion and negative legal action by allowing Coddan Formations Agency to register a business name, giving you the confidence to promote the name without fear of retribution. It is always advisable to check before hand, as it would be counter-productive to begin building up a business name only to find months or years down the line that you would need to change it.