• CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 1 RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED NAMES

    • 58. Application of this Chapter

      (1) This Chapter applies to any person carrying on business in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
      (2) The provisions of this Chapter do not prevent —
      (a) an individual carrying on business under a name consisting of his family name without any addition other than a permitted addition; or
      (b) individuals carrying on business in partnership under a name consisting of the family names of all the partners without any addition other than a permitted addition.
      (3) The following are the permitted additions —
      (a) in the case of an individual, his forename or initial;
      (b) in the case of a partnership —
      (i) the forenames of individual partners or the initials of those forenames; or
      (ii) where two or more individual partners have the same family name, the addition of "s" at the end of that family name;
      (c) in either case, an addition merely indicating that the business is carried on in succession to a former owner of the business.

    • 59. Name suggesting connection with government or public authority

      (1) A person must not, without the approval of the Registrar, carry on business in the Abu Dhabi Global Market under a name that would be likely to give the impression that the business is connected with —
      (a) the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates, the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi or the government of any other member Emirate of the United Arab Emirates; or
      (b) any public authority specified for the purposes of this section by rules made by the Board.
      (2) For the purposes of this section "public authority" includes any person or body having functions of a public nature.
      (3) A person who contravenes this section commits a contravention of these Regulations.
      (4) A person who commits the contravention set out in subsection (3) is liable to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard fines scale.

    • 60. Other sensitive words or expressions

      (1) A person must not, without the approval of the Registrar, carry on business in the Abu Dhabi Global Market under a name that includes a word or expression for the time being specified in rules made by the Board.
      (2) A person who contravenes this section commits a contravention of these Regulations.
      (3) A person who commits the contravention set out in subsection (2) is liable to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard fines scale.

    • 61. Withdrawal of Board's approval

      (1) This section applies to approval given for the purposes of sections 59 or 60.
      (2) If it appears to the Registrar that there are overriding considerations of public policy that require such approval to be withdrawn, the approval may be withdrawn by notice in writing given to the person concerned.
      (3) The notice must state the date as from which approval is withdrawn.

    • 62. Name containing inappropriate indication of company type or legal form

      (1) The Board may make rules prohibiting a person from carrying on business in the Abu Dhabi Global Market under a name consisting of or containing specified words, expressions or other indications —
      (a) that are associated with a particular type of company or form of organisation; or
      (b) that are similar to words, expressions or other indications associated with a particular type of company or form of organisation.
      (2) Rules made under this section may prohibit the use of words, expressions or other indications —
      (a) in a specified part, or otherwise than in a specified part, of a name;
      (b) in conjunction with, or otherwise than in conjunction with, such other words, expressions or indications as may be specified.
      (3) In this section "specified" means specified in the rules made under this section.
      (4) A person who uses a name in contravention of rules made under this section commits a contravention of these Regulations.
      (5) A person who commits the contravention set out in subsection (4) is liable to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard fines scale.

    • 63. Name giving misleading indication of activities

      (1) A person must not carry on business in the Abu Dhabi Global Market under a name that gives so misleading an indication of the nature of the activities of the business as to be likely to cause harm to the public.
      (2) A person who uses a name in contravention of this section commits a contravention of these Regulations.
      (3) A person who commits the contravention set out in subsection (2) is liable to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard fines scale.