• 4. 4. Prohibited names and sensitive words and expressions

    Sections 47 to 50 apply to LLPs, modified so that they read as follows —

    • 47. Reservation of trade name

      (1) Every application for the registration of an LLP under the Companies Regulations must be preceded or accompanied by an application to reserve a proposed name of that LLP.
      (2) The Registrar may make rules and may issue guidance about applications made under sub-section (1). The rules may, in particular, make provisions —
      (a) as to the period of time for which a proposed name is so reserved and the process for extending that period of time,
      (b) for prohibited or restricted names,
      (c) as to the form and content of an application, and
      (d) for fees to be charged.

    • 48. Prohibited names

      An LLP must not be registered under the Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations 2015 by a name if, in the opinion of the Registrar —

      (a) its use by the LLP would constitute a contravention of the Companies Regulations or any other enactment or rule applicable in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, or
      (b) it is offensive.

    • 49. Names suggesting connection with government or public authority

      (1) The approval of the Registrar is required for an LLP to be registered under the Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations 2015 by a name that would be likely to give the impression that the LLP is connected with —
      (a) the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates or the Government of any Emirate within the United Arab Emirates,
      (b) a municipality within the United Arab Emirates,
      (c) any public authority specified for the purposes of this section pursuant to rules made by the Board, or
      (d) any other person registered with any governmental authority of the United Arab Emirates or of any Emirate within the United Arab Emirates.
      (2) For the purposes of this section "public authority" includes any person or body having functions of a public nature.

    • 50. Other sensitive words or expressions

      The approval of the Registrar is required for an LLP to be registered under the Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations 2015 by a name that includes a word or expression for the time being specified in regulations made by the Board under this section."