Naming your limited company or limited liability partnership

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What does this involve?

Read up on the rules around naming your limited company or limited liability partnership in this free Business Gateway guide. Companies House will not register a name that fails to meet the regulations.

When choosing a name, bear in mind the required words you must include. You must also avoid anything too similar to an existing name. Certain sensitive words are out, and permission is needed to use prescribed words, like architect or solicitor, health or education.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

How long does this take?

Spend 3 minutes reading up on naming your limited company or LLP.

Important information

You will need consent to use certain words in your company or LLP name. If this applies to you, send Companies House a copy of the consent when you register your business.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for advice on naming your limited company or limited liability partnership.

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