Business Name Registration

Registration of a business name is required when forming any individual/partnership business or when a corporate entity wishes to trade under a different name than that of their own true name(s).

Sole Trader/ Limited Partnership

Many people start their businesses as either sole traders or partnerships as an alternative to a limited company. This involves the registration of a business name with the Companies Registration Office. It should be noted, however, that no protection is given to the name registered, i.e. There is nothing to stop someone else registering the same name that you have registered (unlike a company) Please note that limited liability does not exist for a sole trader or partnership, as the business is not considered a separate legal entity from those involved.

Only residents of the Republic of Ireland can register as Sole Traders or Partnerships in Ireland. For Irish Residents who are non-EU nationals, please note you must have Stamp 4 and a letter of business permission from the Department of Justice to register a business name as a Sole Trader or Partnership.

Business Name(s) registered under a Limited Company

Private Limited Companies (LTD) are no longer restricted in the activities that they can carry out by their Constitution since the Companies Act 2014 commenced into Irish law. After a Private Limited Company has been incorporated, it may choose to register additional business (trade) name(s) for its various business activities to avoid confusion when it comes to suppliers, customers and book-keeping.

For example; Company ABC LTD can register additional trade names that operate separate businesses, but they are still part of the same legal entity.

  • Trade Name XYZ Operates a restaurant and
  • Trade Name 123 Operates a beauty salon
  • This would be seen as ABC LTD trading as XYZ and also ABC LTD trading as 123

Our fee for the registration of a business name is €99 including VAT and CRO fees. Register with us today and receive a free .ie or .com domain name for 1 year!

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