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Registering a company

How can I protect my Sole Trader business name?

Registering a Sole Trader business will not protect its name.

It is quite common for people who want to be a Sole Trader to register a limited company with their preferred business name.

This makes sure that the name is reserved on the Companies House register and that no-one else can register the same name. It also gives you a fixed point to show you have asserted your rights on the name which can be useful if you ever get involved in a trade mark or passing off case.

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