Business 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:
- – the RBN1 form for individuals,
- – the RBN1A form for partnerships,
- – the RBN1B form for Irish corporate entities.
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:
- – the full name of the company,
- – the names and nationality of non-resident directors of Irish companies.
It is also very important to know that every business must have a company seal with the business name legibly engraved on it.