Change Company Name Online

Change your company name with MCA compliance.

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What is Company Name Change

A company is a separate legal entity and if one wants to change its name, one has to make changes in the other legal agreements like MOA & AOA of the company. The name of a company can be changed by passing a special resolution of the shareholders of the company and by receiving the approval of ministry of corporate affairs (MCA). By changing the name of an existing company, a new company or entity cannot be formed. So, the change in the name of company would Not: - 1. Affect the rights or obligations of the company. 2. Make any legal proceeding by or against the company defective. The proceedings that are pending would not get affected. The company can continue them with the old name.

Documents Required for Company Name Change

The required documents for a company name change include:

  • Board resolution approving the name change
  • Application form for name change approval
  • Updated company documents
  • Memorandum of Association & Articles of Association

Common Reasons for Change of Company Name

Companies may decide to change their names for various reasons, such as:

  • As part of a merger or acquisition, when two businesses merge or acquire one another, their identities change significantly and need to reflect this in their naming conventions. When businesses opt to rebrand themselves they might change the name to better align with new strategies or better represent current offerings.

  • An organization may consider changing its name when expanding into new markets to better engage local audiences or avoid culturally sensitive situations. Legal or regulatory requirements may also necessitate this step - for instance when its structure or ownership changes.

  • Name changes may be necessary in order to avoid legal proceedings if your name infringes upon another entity's trademark.

Change Company Name Online FAQ's

The process of changing a company's name typically involves the following steps:
The process of changing a company's name typically involves the following steps:
  • Board Resolution: Convene a board meeting to pass a special resolution approving the name change.
  • Check Name Availability: Ensure the desired new name is available and not already in use by another company.
  • Special Resolution at General Meeting: Call an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to pass a special resolution approving the name change.
  • Application for Approval: Submit an application to the relevant government authority (e.g., Registrar of Companies) seeking approval for the name change.
  • Issuance of New Certificate of Incorporation: Upon approval, receive a new certificate of incorporation reflecting the new company name.
  • No, changing the name of a company does not result in the formation of a new company. It is simply a change in the legal identity of the existing company. The company's assets, liabilities, contracts, and other legal obligations remain unchanged.

    The new name of the company becomes effective upon the issuance of the new certificate of incorporation by the relevant government authority.

    The timeline for changing the name of a company can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the complexity of the process. However, it typically takes several weeks or months to complete the process.

    Yes, you will need to apply for a new Permanent Account Number (PAN) card reflecting the new company name.

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