• Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Change Of Name

    • 65. Change Of Name

      (1) A company may change its name–
      (a) by special resolution (see section 66 (change of name by special resolution)), or
      (b) by other means provided for by the company’s articles (see section 67 (change of name by means provided for in company’s articles)).
      (2) The name of a company may also be changed–
      (a) on the determination of a new name by the Registrar under section 61 (order requiring name to be changed),
      (b) on the determination of a new name by the Court under section 62 (appeal from Registrar’s decision),
      (c) under section 891 (company’s name on restoration).

    • 66. Change Of Name By Special Resolution

      (1) Where a change of name has been agreed to by a company by special resolution, the company must give notice to the Registrar.
      This is in addition to the obligation to forward a copy of the resolution to the Registrar.
      (2) Where a change of name by special resolution is conditional on the occurrence of an event, the notice given to the Registrar of the change must–
      (a) specify that the change is conditional, and
      (b) state whether the event has occurred.
      (3) If the notice states that the event has not occurred–
      (a) the Registrar is not required to act under section 68 (change of name: registration and issue of new certificate of incorporation) until further notice,
      (b) when the event occurs, the company must give notice to the Registrar stating that it has occurred, and
      (c) the Registrar may rely on the statement as sufficient evidence of the matters stated in it.

    • 67. Change Of Name By Means Provided For In Company’s Articles

      (1) Where a change of a company’s name has been made by other means provided for by its articles–
      (a) the company must give notice to the Registrar, and
      (b) the notice must be accompanied by a statement that the change of name has been made by means provided for by the company’s articles.
      (2) The Registrar may rely on the statement as sufficient evidence of the matters stated in it.

    • 68. Change Of Name: Registration And Issue Of New Certificate Of Incorporation

      (1) This section applies where the Registrar receives notice of a change of a company’s name.
      (2) If the Registrar is satisfied–
      (a) that the new name complies with the requirements of this Part, and
      (b) that the requirements of these Regulations, and any relevant requirements of the company’s articles, with respect to a change of name are complied with,
      the Registrar must enter the new name on the register in place of the former name.
      (3) On the registration of the new name, the Registrar must issue a certificate of incorporation altered to meet the circumstances of the case.
      (4) The certificate of incorporation shall comply with the provisions of section 940 (Form and right to certificate of incorporation).

    • 69. Change Of Name: Effect

      (1) A change of a company’s name has effect from the date on which the new certificate of incorporation is issued.
      (2) The change does not affect any rights or obligations of the company or render defective any legal proceedings by or against it.
      (3) Any legal proceedings that might have been continued or commenced against it by its former name may be continued or commenced against it by its new name.
      (4) The certificate of incorporation shall comply with the provisions of section 940 (Form and right to certificate of incorporation).