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Business Name Reservation in Ireland

Updated on Tuesday 14th September 2021

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Business-Name-Reservation-in-IrelandBusiness name registration in Ireland

Every individual, partnership or company in Ireland is required to register a business name if carrying out any business activity under a different name than their own. The registration of a business name in Ireland is required in order for an individual, partnership or company to be properly identified by the authorities. In order to register a business name in Ireland, one must pay a registration fee within one month after the name was registered. The applications to be completed and submitted for business name registration are:

 However, before the business name registration takes place, one must reserve the company name with the Companies Registration Office in Ireland. Businessmen interested in starting a business in Ireland can receive complete assistance from our team of incorporation agents, including in the process of registering a business name.

Reserving a company name in Ireland

Business name reservation falls under the regulations of the Investment Funds, Companies and Miscellaneous Provisions Act of 2005, in short the Companies Law in Ireland. The reservation of a company name is available in electronic format only within the Companies Registration Office in Ireland. A business name can be reserved for 28 days, but for an additional fee a 28 days extension may be provided. If the proposed name is not rejected, the Companies Registration Office will inform the company representative about the successful business name reservation and a RCN certificate (a business name reservation certificate) will be issued.

The following video offers a short presentation on the business name reservation procedure in Ireland:



Our specialists in company registration in Ireland will help you with the business name reservation procedure.

What are the characteristics of business names in Ireland?

The name of the business owner must appear on all documents the business name of the Irish company appears on. If the owner of the business name is another company, the business letters must contain the following additional information:

It is also very important to know that every business must have a company seal with the business name legibly engraved on it.

For complete information about all the steps for company registration you can contact our Irish experts in company incorporation. They can also help you register your company for VAT in Ireland.


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