The Free United Kingdom Company Name Check
A fuss-free way to facilitate naming your company. Check out 3E Accounting’s free United Kingdom company name check online tool.
Part of business registration is acquiring a trade or company name that is identified with your business activity. In essence, your business name is both an asset and a brand and needs careful consideration. The UK has millions of businesses, each with a unique name as stipulated by the laws. It can seem daunting to find a distinctive or novel business name. The free United Kingdom company name check aims to take away some of this confusion. This essential online tool makes it easier to find a name that’s not already being used, amongst other things.
It’s Fast, Efficient & Completely Free!
Ideally, you will want a name that reflects the core values and aesthetics of your business activity. It should be something that speaks of the nature of your business to the whole world at just a glance. It should also be memorable and easy to pronounce.
Having a great business idea and a brilliant name to match is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to company registration procedures. One of the first things you need to determine is whether the name you have chosen is available for use.
To search for a business or company name, just enter the name you wish to check in the box provided below and click on the Search button.
As a general guideline, focus on keyword searches to get returns on a wider range of names. Avoid using generic words such as ‘and’, ‘the’, ‘co’, ‘company’, ‘Ltd’, etc. An example of a suitable keyword search would be ‘3E Ezy Biz Formation’ or ‘3E Easy Business Formation’, etc.
It is also important to abide by the business name rules as set out by the Companies House, which administers and governs all company registration in the UK. The Companies House also has an online tool to check on the availability of a particular name and other company information.
You will need to check not only the availability of the name but also any conflicts with trademarks, etc. There are also rules on the usage of names with symbols, signs, etc. Some general rules to bear in mind include:
- Names cannot be an existing trademark.
- Names must not be offensive or ‘sensitive.’
- Names cannot be too similar, the same as or too like another business name.
- Names cannot be linked to governmental departments, etc. unless expressly permitted,
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Your search is not limited to just the viability of a name but can also extend to information about a company. This includes insolvency information, data on directors and officers of a company, registered address of a company, etc.
Name searches are just one part of the company registration process, and the free United Kingdom company name check is just the start. 3E Accounting offers competitive company incorporation packages that will take care of the A-Z of registration. Contact 3E Accounting today to speak to our company incorporation specialists. We will work with you to customize the business solution package you need and want.