Irish Trademark Applications up 11% in 2017

Irish trademark application

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 19th June 2018 According to statistics published by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, there was an 11% increase in Irish Trademark applications in 2017. The total number of applications in 2017 was 3,965. Trademarking is a method of certifying and protecting the various symbols that represent your product, brand or service. […]

Appointing a Registered Person

power of attorney

By Philip Hayden, 18th June 2018 One useful addition to the Companies Act that has yet to be utilised by many entities is the option of appointing a Registered Person. Section 39 of the Companies Act 2014, allows the appointment of someone to bind a company who is not currently sitting as an officer of […]

Register of Beneficial Ownership Filing Service

All Irish companies now have a statutory obligation to filing their Beneficial Ownership information with the central register within 5 months of incorporation. Use Company Bureau’s Register of Beneficial Ownership Filing Service to ensure your company is compliant with this requirement. The Central Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO) began accepting online filings from 22nd June 2019, followed […]

Internal Register of Beneficial Owners

Company Bureau can assist you with the creation and/or maintenance of your company’s beneficial owners register. This statutory requirement came into existence on the 15th November 2016 as part of Ireland’s implementation of the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AML4D) and requires Irish companies to create and maintain this internal register of beneficial owners. The […]

The New Central Register of Beneficial Ownership – How does it work?

By Andrew Lambe, 30th May 2018 (Updated 9th August 2019) After a short delay, the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO) online portal is now open and began accepting filings on 29th July 2019. All existing Irish companies are required to file information on their beneficial owners before the deadline on 22nd November 2019. The launch of […]

New Definition of an “External Company” under the Companies Act 2017

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 14th May 2018 The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation has ordered that Section 80, the last section of the Companies Accounting Act 2017, be enacted on the 9th of June 2018. This section brings changes from the Companies Registration Office (CRO) regarding the formation of eternal companies such as Irish Branch […]

PAYE Modernisation: What does it mean for employers?

By Helen Dyulgerov ACA AITI Head Accountant Accounting & Bookkeeping Bureau 9th May 2018 The Revenue Commissioners have recently announced that ‘PAYE Modernisation’ will come into full effect from the 1st of January 2019. The purpose of the update is to ensure Revenue holds up-to-date information on employees and employers allowing it to monitor that […]

CLG & PULC’s required to file an increase in number of members: Not doing same is a category 4 offence

By Philip Hayden, 9th May 2018 The Companies Registration Office have taken steps to remind CLGs of their requirement to file an increase of members. The CRO is making this requirement clear, recognising that in the past a Company Limited by Guarantee may either not be aware of the requirement, or in rare cases, have […]

EU States Publish 5th AML Directive – 2020 implementation date agreed

By Andrew Lambe, 6th Mar 2018 (Updated 17th August 2018) On 19 June 2018 the Council of EU and the European Parliament have entered text into the Official Journal of the EU on the agreed 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AML5D). This is an interesting development given that the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AML4D) still hasn’t to […]

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