Business Name Registration
Requirement for Business Name RegistrationBusiness name registration is required in Ireland by limited companies, individuals or partnerships that trade under a name other than their own true name. Its purpose is to make public the identities of the individual, partnerships or corporate bodies who are the legal entity behind the business name.
Many sole traders carry out business under a separate name for commercial purposes and are therefore required to register a business name.
Points to consider prior to business name registration:
- There is no control to prevent more than one business registering the same business name
- It may be beneficial to check the trademark register to ensure that your desired business name has not been protected.