1. Citation, commencement and interpretation

(1) These Rules may be cited as the Business and Company Names Rules 2016.
(2) These Rules shall come into force on the date of their publication. On the date of coming into force of these Rules, the Business and Company Names Rules 2015 shall be repealed and any application made, statement delivered or consent given, pursuant to the Business and Company Names Rules 2015 shall be deemed to have been an application made, statement delivered or consent given, pursuant to the equivalent provision of these Rules.
(3) In these Rules —
(a) "a controlled activity" has the meaning given to it pursuant to the Commercial Licensing Regulations,
(b) "Approved Trade Name" has the meaning given to that term in Rule 6(2)(b),
(c) "Name Reservation" has the meaning given to that term in Rule 13,
(d) "Proposed Trade Name" has the meaning given to that term in Rule 3,
(e) "Name Reservation Applicant" has the meaning given to that term in Rule 13.
(f) "the Commercial Licensing Regulations" means the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015,
(g) "the Companies Regulations" means the Companies Regulations 2015,
(h) "Trade Name" means any name under which a person conducts business that is different from that person's legal name,
(i) "Trade Name Application" has the meaning given to that term in Rule 3, and
(j) "Trade Name Holder" has the meaning given to that term in Rule 6(2)(a) .
(4) Unless the context otherwise requires —
(a) a reference to a "Rule" or "Rules" is a reference to these rules and a reference to a numbered rule, Part or Schedule is to the rule, Part or Schedule, and
(b) words in the singular include the plural and vice versa and a reference to a gender includes a reference to all genders.