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Registering a company

Can I reserve a company using any name I want?

Some words are not allowed in company names and some words may only be used subject to special criteria or permission.

Companies House regulates the use of all sensitive words and your company will not be registered if the criteria are not met.

We maintain a constantly updated internal database of ‘sensitive words’ and the changing criteria that must be met to allow use of these words. If you need help on this matter, call our team on (0117) 950 2667. Please note that we are unable to check company names against all trademark registrations.

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