Registration of Business Names in Australia

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Business Names

PATENTS  |  COPYRIGHT  |  REGISTERED DESIGNS 
TRADE MARKS
  |  REGISTERED BUSINESS NAMES
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In order to trade legally in Australia under a name other than the actual name of a legal person (corporation, company or actual person or persons for example), that other name, or "business name", must be registered in each state or territory in which the name is to be used in business.  A search of registered business names throughout Australia can be made with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).  To gain registration, a search is conducted to determine whether the name is the same as, or confusingly similar to, an existing registered business name in the same state or territory or the name of a registered company.

The registration system enables the public to identify the person or persons behind the business name.

The registration of a business name provides no rights to the name as a Trade Mark.

Halford & Co. can search and register business names on behalf of its clients.

Business Name Registration Services - Sydney Australia
Halford & Co Level 7, 1 Market Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, AUSTRALIA T: +61 2 9264 8388 | F: +61 2 9264 1810