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SCHEDULE 3 Name same as another in the Registrar's register of Company Names

1. In determining whether a name is the same as another name appearing in the Registrar's register of company names the provisions in this Schedule are to be applied in the order set out in the Schedule.
2. Regard each permitted character set out in column 1 of the table to this paragraph as the same as a corresponding permitted character, or combination of permitted characters, in column 2.

3. Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraph 2, disregard any word, expression or abbreviation set out in inverted commas in Schedule 2 where it appears at the end of the name.
4.
(1) Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2 and 3, regard each of the words, expressions, signs and symbols set out in inverted commas in any of the paragraphs of sub-paragraph (2) ("relevant matters") as the same as the other relevant matters set out in that paragraph where each relevant matter —
(a) is preceded by and followed by a blank space, or
(b) where the relevant matter is at the beginning of the name, where it is followed by a blank space.
(2) The words, expressions, signs and symbols are —
(a) "AND" and "&",
(b) "PLUS" and "+",
(c) "0", "ZERO" and "O",
(d) "1" and "ONE",
(e) "2", "TWO", "TO" and "TOO",
(f) "3" and "THREE",
(g) "4", "FOUR" and "FOR",
(h) "5" and "FIVE",
(i) "6" and "SIX",
(j) "7" and "SEVEN",
(k) "8" and "EIGHT",
(l) "9" and "NINE",
(m) "£" and "POUND",
(n) "€" and "EURO",
(o) "$" and "DOLLAR",
(p) "¥" and "YEN",
(q) "%", "PER CENT", "PERCENT", "PER CENTUM" and "PERCENTUM", and
(r) "@" and "AT".
5.
(1) Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2 to 4, disregard at the end of the name the matters set out in inverted commas in sub-paragraph (2) (or any combination of such matters) where the matter (or combination) is preceded by a blank space or by the following punctuation or symbol in inverted commas —
(a) a full stop, or
(b) the "@" symbol.
(2) The matters are —
(a) "& CO",
(b) "& COMPANY",
(c) "AND CO",
(d) "AND COMPANY",
(e) "BIZ",
(f) "CO",
(g) "CO.AE",
(h) "COM",
(i) "COMPANY", and
(j) "NET".
(3) The matters in sub-paragraph (2) include any matter in inverted commas that is preceded by and followed by brackets set out in column 2 of table 2 in Schedule 1.
6. Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2 to 5, disregard the following matters in any part of the name —
(a) any punctuation set out in Rule 2(2)(c) or in column 2 of table 2 in Schedule 1; and
(b) the following words and symbols set out in inverted commas —
(i) "*",
(ii) "=", and
(iii) "#".
7. Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2 to 6, disregard the letter "S" at the end of the name.
8.
(1) Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2 to 7, disregard any permitted character after the first 60 permitted characters of the name.
(2) For the purposes of computing the number of permitted characters in this paragraph, any blank space between one permitted character and another in the name shall be counted as though it was a permitted character.
9. Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2 to 8, disregard the following matters or any combination of the following matters set out in inverted commas where they appear at the beginning of the name —
(a) "@",
(b) "THE" (but only where followed by a blank space), and
(c) "WWW".
10. Taking the name remaining after the application of paragraphs 2 to 9, disregard blank spaces between permitted characters.