14. Permitted characters
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(1) This Rule sets out the characters, signs, symbols (including accents and other diacritical marks) and punctuation that may be used —
(a) in the name of a company registered under the Companies Regulations,
(b) in a Trade Name, and
(c) in names and addresses contained in documents delivered to the Registrar,
("the permitted characters").
(2) The following permitted characters may be used for the purposes set out in Rule 1 —
(a) any character, character with an accent or other diacritical mark, sign or symbol set out in table 1 in Schedule 1,
(b) 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9,
(c) full stop, comma, colon, semi-colon or hyphen, and
(d) any other punctuation referred to in column 1 of table 2 in Schedule 1 but only in one of the forms set out opposite that punctuation in column 2 of that table.
(3) The signs and symbols set out in table 3 in Schedule 1 are permitted characters that may be used but not as one of the first three permitted characters of a company's name.
(4) The name of a company registered under the Companies Regulations and any Trade Name must not consist of more than 400 permitted characters.
(5) For the purposes of computing the number of permitted characters in paragraph (4) of this Rule (but not in paragraph (3) of this Rule), any blank space between one permitted characters and another in the name shall be counted as though it was a permitted character.