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Registration of Business Names Act (Chapter 178)

 Registration of Business Names Act

Registration of Business Names Act

LAWS OF SOLOMON ISLANDS

[1996 EDITION]

CHAPTER 178

REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. SHORT TITLE
2. INTERPRETATION
3. FIRMS, INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS TO BE REGISTERED
4. REGISTRATION BY NOMINEE, ETC
5. MANNER AND PARTICULARS OF REGISTRATION
6. STATEMENT TO BE SIGNED BY PERSONS REGISTERING
7. TIME FOR REGISTRATION
8. REGISTRATION OF CHANGES
9. PENALTY FOR DEFAULT IN REGISTRATIONS
10. DISABILITY OF PERSONS IN DEFAULT
11. PENALTY FOR FALSE STATEMENTS
12. PARTICULARS TO BE FURNISHED TO REGISTRAR
13. CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION
14. CANCELLATION OF ENTRIES IN REGISTER
15. EXTENSION OF TIME
16. RESTRICTION ON REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN BUSINESS NAMES
17. PROHIBITION NOTWITHSTANDING REGISTRATION
18. INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS AND PROVISION OF COPIES
19. CERTIFIED COPIES TO BE EVIDENCE
20. REGULATIONS
21. PUBLICATION OF TRUE NAMES, ETC
22. PROVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO OFFENCES

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CHAPTER 178

REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES

AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE REGISTRATION OF FIRMS, INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS CARRYING ON BUSINESS UNDER A BUSINESS NAME, AND FOR MATTERS INCIDENTAL THERETO OR CONNECTED THEREWITH

[1st July 1971]

2 of 1971
LN 46A of 1978
LN 88 of 1978

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Registration of Business Names Act.

Interpretation
LN 46A of 1978

2.—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

    "business" includes every trade, occupation or profession;

    "business name" means the name or style under which any business is carried on, whether in partnership or otherwise;

    "firm" means an unincorporate body of two or more individuals, or of one or more individuals and one or more corporations, or of two or more corporations, who or which have entered into partnership with one another with a view to carrying on business for profit;

    "foreign concern" means any firm, individual or corporation whose principal place of business is situate outside Solomon Islands;

    "individual" means a natural person and does not include a corporation;

    "initials" includes any recognised abbreviation of a forename;

    "minor" means a person who has not yet attained the age of eighteen years;

    "Registrar" means the registrar of companies as defined in section 2 of the Companies Act.

Cap. 175

(2) Where any person is required by this Act to furnish particulars of his nationality, he shall, if a British subject, also state his citizenship, if any.

(3) References in this Act to a change of name do not include a change of name which has taken place before the person whose name has been changed attained the age of eighteen years.

Firms, individuals and corporations to be registered
LN 46A of 1978

3. Subject to the provisions of this Act—

    (a) every firm having a place of business in Solomon Islands and carrying on business under a business name which does not consist of the surnames of all individuals who are partners and the corporate names of all corporations which are partners, without any addition other than the forenames of individual partners or the initials of such forenames; and

    (b) every individual having a place of business in Solomon Islands and carrying on business under a business name which does not consist of his surname without any addition other than his forenames or the initials thereof; and

    (c) every individual or firm having a place of business in Solomon Islands, who, or a member of which, has either before or after the commencement of this Act changed his name, otherwise than, in the case of a woman, in consequence of marriage; and

    (d) every corporation having a place of business in Solomon Islands and carrying on business under a business name which does not consist of its corporate name without any addition,

shall be registered in the manner required by this Act:

Provided that—

    (a) where two or more individual partners have the same surname, the addition of an "s" at the end of that surname shall not of itself render registration necessary;

    (b) where the business is carried on by a trustee in bankruptcy or by a receiver or manager appointed by a court, registration shall not be necessary;

    (c) a purchase or acquisition of property by two or more persons jointly or in common shall not of itself be deemed to be a carrying on of a business, whether or not the owners share any profits arising from the sale thereof.

Registration by nominee, etc
LN 46A of 1978

4. Where a firm, individual or corporation having a place of business within Solomon Islands carries on business wholly or mainly as the nominee or trustee of or for another firm, individual or corporation, or acts as general agent for any foreign concern, the first-mentioned firm individual or corporation shall be registered in the manner provided by this Act:

Provided that where the business is carried on by a trustee in bankruptcy or by a receiver or manager appointed by any court, registration under this section shall not be necessary.

Manner and particulars of registration
LN 46A of 1978

5.—(1) Every firm, individual or corporation required under this Act to be registered shall send by registered post or deliver to the Registrar a statement in writing in the prescribed form (hereinafter called the statement of particulars) which shall contain the following particulars:—

    (a) the business name;

    (b) the general nature of the business;

    (c) the full postal address of the principal place of business;

    (d) the full postal address of every other place of business in Solomon Islands;

    (e) where the registration to be effected is that of a firm, the present forenames and surname, any former forenames or surname, the nationality, the usual residence, and any other business occupation of each of the individuals who are partners, and the corporate name and registered or principal office of every corporation which is a partner;

    (f) where the registration to be effected is that of an individual, the present forenames and surname, any former forenames and surname, the nationality, the usual residence, and any other business occupation of such individual;

    (g) where the registration to be effected is that of a corporation, its corporate name and registered or principal office;

    (h) where the registration to be effected includes a married woman, the forenames and surname of her husband in addition to her own forenames and surname;

    (i) the date of the commencement of the business.

(2) Where a business is carried on under two or more business names, each of those business names shall be stated.

(3) Any firm, individual or corporation required to be registered under section 4 shall furnish the following particulars, in addition to those specified in subsections (1) and (2)—

    (a) where the firm, individual or corporation required to be registered carries on business as nominee or trustee, the present forenames and surname, any former forenames or surname, the nationality and the usual residence or, as the case may be, the corporate name and registered or principal office, of every person or corporation on whose behalf the business is carried on;

    (b) where the firm, individual or corporation required to be registered carries on business as general agent for any foreign concern, the business name and address of the concern as agent for whom the business is carried on:

Provided that if the business is carried on as agent for three or more foreign concerns, it shall be sufficient to state the fact that the business is so carried on, specifying the countries in which such foreign concerns carry on business.

(4) On receipt of a statement of particulars, the Registrar shall, subject to the provisions of section 16, enter the firm, individual or corporation in the register.

Statement to be signed by persons registering

6.—(1) Every statement of particulars shall, in the case of an individual, be signed by him, and, in the case of a corporation, be signed by a director or the secretary thereof, and, in the case of a firm, by all the individuals who are partners, and by a director or the secretary of all corporations which are partners:

Provided that, in the case of a firm, such statement of particulars may be signed by one individual who is a partner, or a director or the secretary of a corporation which is a partner, if verified by a statutory declaration made by the signatory.

(2) No such statutory declaration stating that any person other than the declarant is a partner, or omitting to state that any person other than the declarant is a partner, shall be evidence for or against any such other person in respect of his liability or non-liability as a partner, and the Court may, on the application of any person alleged or claiming to be a partner, direct the rectification of the register and decide any question arising under this section.

Time for registration

7.—(1) Every statement of particulars required to be furnished under this Act shall be furnished within twenty-eight days after the firm, individual or corporation commences business under or commences to use the business name, or, in the case of a firm or individual carrying on business at the date of commencement of this Act, within twenty-eight days of such commencement.

(2) When, in consequence of the death or retirement of one of the partners of a firm or of any person having changed his name or of any other happening, any firm or individual, not theretofore required to be registered under this Act, is required thereafter to be registered, the statement of particulars shall be sent by registered post or delivered to the Registrar within twenty-eight days after such happening.

Registration of changes

8.—(1) Whenever a change is made or occurs in any of the following particulars in respect of any firm, individual or corporation, that is to say—

    (a) the business name;

    (b) the address of the principal or any other place of business;

    (c) the nature of the business; or

    (d) the names of the partners,

such firm, individual or corporation shall, within twenty-eight days after such change, send by registered post or deliver to the Register a notice in writing in the prescribed form specifying the nature and date of the change signed and where necessary verified in like manner as a statement of particulars.

(2) On receipt of such notice, the Registrar shall make such entries, amendments or deletions in the register as he may deem appropriate.

Penalty for default in registration

9. If any firm, individual or corporation by this Act required to furnish a statement of particulars or a notice of any change in particulars, without reasonable excuse, makes default in so doing in the manner and within the time specified by this Act, every partner in the firm or the individual or corporation, as the case may be, so in default shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of ten dollars for every day during which the default continues, and the Court shall order a statement of the required particulars or notice of the change in the particulars to be furnished to the Registrar within such time as may be specified in the order.

Disability of persons in default

10.—(1) Where any firm, individual or corporation required by this Act to furnish a statement of particulars or a notice of any change in the particulars specified in section 8 makes default in so doing, the rights of the defaulter under or arising out of any contract made or entered into by or on behalf of such defaulter in relation to the business with respect to the carrying on of which the statement of particulars or any change in particulars as aforesaid was required to be furnished shall not be enforceable by action or other legal proceedings whether in the business name or otherwise while such default continues:

Provided that—

    (a) the defaulter may apply to the Court for relief against the disability imposed by this section, and the Court, on being satisfied that the default was accidental or due to inadvertence or to some other sufficient cause, or that on other grounds it is just and equitable to grant relief, may grant such relief, either generally or as respects any particular contract, on such conditions, including the payment of the costs of the application by the defaulter, as the Court may impose; but so, however, that no such relief shall be given in respect of any contract if any party to the contract proves to the satisfaction of the Court that if this Act had been complied with, he would not have entered into the contract;

    (b) nothing herein contained shall prejudice the rights of any other parties as against the defaulter in respect of any such contract as aforesaid;

    (c) if any action or proceeding is commenced by any other party to a contract against the defaulter to enforce the rights of such party in respect of such contract, nothing herein contained shall preclude the defaulter from enforcing in that action or proceedings by way of counterclaim, set-off or otherwise such rights as he may have against that party in respect of such contract.

(2) Without prejudice to the power of the Court to grant relief under subsection (1), if any proceedings to enforce any contract are commenced by a defaulter in a Magistrate's court, that court may, as respects that contract, grant such relief as aforesaid.

Penalty for false statements

11. If any statement, notice or application sent or delivered to the Registrar contains any matter which is false in any material particular to the knowledge of any person signing it, or which that person has no reason to believe is true, that person shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

Particulars to be furnished to Registrar

12.—(1) The Registrar may require any individual or, in the case of a corporation, any director or the secretary or other officer performing the duties of secretary, to furnish to him in writing such particulars as appear to the Registrar to be necessary to ascertain whether or not such individual or any firm of which he is a partner or appears to be a partner, or the corporation of which such person is a director or the secretary or other officer as aforesaid, should be registered under this Act, or whether any alteration in the registered particulars should be made, and may require any such particulars to be verified by a statutory declaration:

Provided that, for the purposes of this subsection, the Registrar may require any person who is acting or purporting to act or appears to be acting on behalf of any such firm, individual or corporation as aforesaid whether under a power of attorney or otherwise, to furnish such particulars as aforesaid.

(2) If any person upon being required so to do under subsection (1) fails to supply such particulars as it is in his power to supply, or furnishes particulars which are false in any material particular, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

Certificate of registration

13.—(1) On the registration of any firm, individual or corporation under this Act, the Registrar shall issue a certificate in the prescribed form.

(2) On the registration of any change in the particulars registered in respect of any firm, individual or corporation, the Registrar may in his discretion either amend the certificate previously issued or issue a fresh certificate.

(3) Every certificate issued under this section shall show the full names or name of the partners or individual, and, in the case of any person who has changed his name, his former name or names, and, in the case of any person not of British nationality, his nationality, and, in the case of a minor, the fact of minority shall be shown.

(4) A certificate issued under this section shall be sent by registered post or delivered to the firm, individual or corporation registering, and the firm, individual or corporation shall thereupon exhibit and thereafter maintain the same in a conspicuous position at the principal place of the business so registered:

Provided that—

    (a) where a fresh certificate has been issued under subsection (2), the provisions of this subsection shall apply to the fresh certificate only and not to the certificate originally issued; and

    (b) where any certificate has been lost or destroyed or rendered illegible, a copy of such certificate certified by the Registrar may be exhibited in place of the original.

(5) Where a firm, individual or corporation registered under this Act has more than one place of business, the original certificate shall be exhibited and maintained as required by subsection (4) at the principal place of business, and a copy of the certificate certified by the Registrar shall be exhibited and thereafter maintained in a conspicuous position in each of such other places of business.

(6) If any firm, individual or corporation fails to comply with any of the provisions of subsections (4) and (5), every partner in the firm, or such individual, or such corporation, as the case may be, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

Cancellation of entries in register

14.—(1) If any firm, individual or corporation registered under this Act ceases to carry on business, it shall be the duty of the persons who were partners in the firm at the time when it ceased to carry on business, or of the individual or, if he is dead, of his personal representative, or of the corporation, as the case may be, within three months after the business has ceased to be carried on, to send by registered post or deliver to the Registrar notice in the prescribed form that the firm or individual or corporation has ceased to carry on business:

Provided that, if the firm, individual or corporation is bankrupt or in liquidation, the notice aforesaid shall be delivered by the receiver, trustee or liquidator, as the case may be.

(2) On receipt of such notice as aforesaid, the Registrar may cancel the entry in the register relating to such firm, individual or corporation.

(3) Where the Registrar has reasonable cause to believe that any firm, individual or corporation registered under this Act is not carrying on business, he may send to the firm, individual or corporation by registered post, or deliver, a notice that, unless an answer is received to such notice within twelve weeks from the date thereof, the entry in the register relating to such firm, individual or corporation may be cancelled.

(4) If the Registrar either receives an answer from the firm, individual or corporation to the effect that the firm, individual or corporation is not carrying on business or does not within twelve weeks after the sending or delivery of the notice receive an answer thereto, he may cancel the entry in the register relating to such firm, individual or corporation.

(5) If, in the case of any firm, individual or corporation registered under this Act, there occurs after the registration an event in consequence of which the continuance of the business under the business name under which such firm, individual or corporation has been carrying on business no longer entails registration under this Act, the firm, individual or corporation so continuing the business shall send by registered post or deliver to the Registrar notice of the happening of such event, and the Registrar may, on being so notified or on being notified under section 8 of the happening of such event, cancel the entry in the register relating to such firm, individual or corporation.

(6) On cancelling any entry under this section, the Registrar may require any certificate issued under this Act relating thereto to be surrendered to him for cancellation:

Provided that the person surrendering such certificate may require it to be returned to him after cancellation.

Extension of time

15. Any period prescribed under this Act for the lodging of any statement or notice may be extended by the Registrar, on application being made in any particular case whether before or after the expiration of such period, and on payment of the prescribed fee, for such longer period as the Registrar may allow.

Restriction on registration of certain business names
LN 46A of 1978
LN 88 of 1978

16.—(1) The Registrar shall refuse to register the name of any firm, individual or corporation carrying on business under a business name which—

    (a) contains any word which, in the opinion of the Registrar, is likely to mislead the public as to the nationality, race or religion of the persons by whom the business is wholly or mainly owned or controlled;

    (b) includes any of the words "Imperial", "Royal", "Crown", "Empire", "Commonwealth", "Government", "municipal" or any other word which imports or suggests that the business enjoys the patronage of Her Majesty or of any member of the Royal Family or of the Governor-General or of the Government of any part of Her Majesty's dominions, colonies or protectorates or of any trust territory, or imports any connection with any municipality or other local authority;

    (c) includes the word "co-operative" or its equivalent in any other language or any abbreviation thereof;

    (d) is identical with or is similar to that of a business or corporation existing in Solomon Islands or elsewhere, or is already registered under Act, if in the opinion the Companies Act, if in the opinion of the Registrar, such registration would be likely to mislead the public, or which is, in the opinion of the Registrar, otherwise undesirable.

Cap. 175

(2) The Registrar, upon the request of any person and upon payment of the prescribed fee, shall state whether or not any proposed business name may be registered.

(3) Where the Registrar has stated that any business name may be registered, the firm, individual or corporation which made the request shall be entitled to registration in that business name at any time within twelve weeks of the date of the decision of the Registrar, and, during that time, no other firm, person or corporation shall be entitled to registration in that business name.

(4) If, after the commencement of this Act—

    (a) any firm, individual or corporation is, through inadvertence or otherwise, registered under a business name under which registration under this Act ought to have been refused; or

    (b) any change of ownership of a business occurs as a result of which a firm, individual or corporation is carrying on business under a business name which, on an application for registration under this Act, ought to have be refused,

the Registrar shall, by notice in writing, require such firm, individual or corporation to change such business name within such time as may be specified in such notice, and upon compliance with such notice the Registrar shall record such change without requiring the payment of any fee; and if default is made in complying with his requirements the Registrar may cancel the entry in the register relating to such firm, individual or corporation:

Provided that where the Registrar is satisfied that, having regard to the nature of any business and the nationality, race or religion of the persons employed therein, the retention of the business name would not be contrary to the public interest, he may in his absolute discretion permit the retention of such name subject to such conditions as he may think fit.

(5) Where registration of a business name is refused under subsection (1), any person carrying on business under that name in circumstances which require registration under this Act shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(6) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Registrar under this section may appeal to the Court, whose decision shall be final and shall not be questioned in any proceedings whatsoever.

Prohibition notwithstanding registration

17. The registration of a firm, individual or corporation under this Act shall not be construed as authorising the use of a business name, if, apart from such registration, the use thereof could be prohibited.

Inspection of documents and provision of copies

18. Any person may, upon payment of the prescribed fee—

    (a) inspect the register or any documents filed with the Registrar;

    (b) require to be supplied with a certificate, duly certified by the Registrar, showing the subsisting entries in the register relating to any firm, individual or corporation registered under this Act;

    (c) require to be supplied with a copy of or an extract from any document filed with the Registrar duly certified by the Registrar to be a true copy or extract, as the case may be.

Certified copies to be evidence

19. A certificate purporting to be signed by the Registrar, and a copy of or extract from any certificate of registration or any document registered or filed under this Act certified under the hand of the Registrar to be a true copy or extract, and a certificate under the hand of the Registrar that any firm, individual or corporation has not been registered under this Act, shall, in all legal proceedings, civil or criminal, be received in evidence without proof of the signature of the Registrar.

Regulations
LN 46A of 1978

20. The Minister may make regulations for the better carrying out of the provisions and purposes of this Act, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, prescribing—

    (a) the fees to be paid to the Registrar under this Act;

    (b) anything required to be prescribed under this Act;

    (c) the duties to be performed by the Registrar under this Act.

Publication of true names, etc

21.—(1) Every firm, individual or corporation required by this Act to be registered shall, in all trade circulars and business letters on or in which the business name appears and which are issued or sent by the firm, individual or corporation to any person, have mentioned in prominent, legible Roman letters—

    (a) in the case of an individual, his present forenames or the initials thereof and present surname and any former forenames or surname;

    (b) in the case of a firm, the present forenames or the initials thereof and present surnames, any former forenames and surnames of all the individuals and the corporate names of all corporations that are partners in the firm; and

    (c) in the case of a corporation, the corporate name.

(2) Where any individual referred to in subsection (1) is a married woman, the words "wife of" followed by the forenames and surname of her husband shall be mentioned after and in addition to her own name.

(3) Where any individual referred to in subsection (1) is a minor, the words "a minor" shall be added in brackets after his name.

(4) If any firm, individual or corporation fails to comply with the provisions of this section, every partner in the firm, or such individual, or such corporation, as the case may be, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

Provisions with respect to offences

22.—(1) Where a corporation is guilty of an offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder, every director, secretary and officer of the corporation who is knowingly a party to the default shall be guilty of a like offence and liable to a like penalty.

(2) Where any firm or individual has committed any offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder, then, without prejudice to the liability of such firm or individual for such offence, every manager or other person concerned in the management of the business of such firm or individual shall, unless he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or consent, also be liable to be prosecuted, tried, convicted and punished for that offence.

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CHAPTER 178
REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES

Subsidiary Legislation

THE REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES REGULATIONS
(Section 20)

[10th June 1971]

Citation
LN 35/1971
LN 65/1976
LN 61/1986

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Registration of Business Names Regulations.

Size of forms

2. Subject to any directions which may be given by the Registrar, every statement of particulars, notice of change, notice of cessation, application for extension of time or other document intended for registration or filing shall be upon paper of durable quality and of a size approximately twelve inches by eight inches, and shall have on the left hand part thereof a marginal binding of not less than two inches.

Register

3. The register shall be in the form of Form BN/1 in the Schedule.

Form BN/1

Statement of particulars

4. Every statement of particulars lodged under section 5 of the Act shall be in the form of Form BN/2 in the Schedule.

Form BN/2

Certificate of registration

5. Every certificate of registration issued under section 13 of the Act shall be in the form of Form BN/3 in the Schedule.

Form BN/3

Change of particulars

6. Every notice of change of particulars lodged under section 8 of the Act shall be in the form of Form BN/4 in the Schedule.

Form BN/4

Cessation of business

7.—(1) Every notice of cessation of business lodged under section 14(1) of the Act shall be in the form of Form BN/5 in the Schedule.

Form BN/5

(2) Every notice of the happening of an event in consequence of which registration under the Act ceases to be necessary lodged under section 14(5) of the Act shall be in the form of Form BN/6 in the Schedule.

Form BN/6

Fees
LN 65/1976
LN 161/1986

8. The following fees shall be payable:— $¢

1. On inquiry whether a proposed name may be registered... ... ... ... ... .10.00

2. On lodging a statement of particulars ... .... .... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..15.00

3. For the issue of a certificate of registration....... .... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.00

4. On lodging a notice of change... ....... .... ... ... ... ... .... .... ... ... ...10.00

5. On search in respect of any one business name... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..5.00

6. For inspecting the register in respect of any one business name... ... ... .2.00

7. For a certified copy of a certificate of registration... ... ... ... ... ... ... .10.00

8. For a certified copy of or extract from any filed document, per page... ... 3.00

9. For a certificate that a firm, individual or corporation is not registered... ..5.00

10. On application to lodge a statement of particulars or a notice of change out of time..5.00

SCHEDULE

Form BN/1

The Business Names Register
(r. 3)

Number ...........................................................

Business Name..............................................................................................

Principal place of business .................................................................................

Postal address ......................................................................................................

Other places of business ....................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................

Nature of business ...............................................................................................

Date of registration .................................................................................................

Partners or proprietor .............................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................

......................................................................................................................................

______________

Form BN/2

Statement of Particulars
(s. 5, r. 4)

Form BN/3

Certificate of Registration
(s. 13, r. 5)

I HEREBY CERTIFY that ...............................................................................

.............................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................

[Note: See section 13(3)]

carrying on business under the business name of ...........................................

........................................................................................................................................

at ...................................................................................................................................

......................................................................................................................................

have/has been duly registered under number ....................................................

pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Registration of Business Names Act.

GIVEN under my hand at HONIARA this day of One thousand nine hundred and

...............................................................
Registrar of Companies

______________

Form BN/4

Notice of Change
(s. 8, r. 6)

To

The Registrar of Companies

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following changes in the particulars registered under the Registration of Business Names Act relating to the business carried on under the business name ..................................................

........................................................................................................................................

(registered under the number ...............................................), that is to say:—

DATED at this day of , 19

[Signed]...............................................................

...............................................................

...............................................................

...............................................................

_____________

Form BN/5

Notice of Cessation of Business
(s. 14(1), r. 7(1))

To

Registrar of Companies

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the business registered under the Registration of Business Names Act and carried on under the business name

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(registered under the number .......................................) has ceased to be carried on as from the day of 19 save for the purpose of winding up the said business.

DATED at this day of 19

[Signed]...............................................................

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Form BN/6

Notice of Happening of Event Rendering Registration Unnecessary
(s. 14(5), r. 7(2))

To

Registrar of Companies

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ...............................................................

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...........................................................................................[specify event which has happened], in consequence of which registration under the Registration of Business Names Act of the business carried on under the business name

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(registered under the number ..................................) has ceased to be necessary.

DATED at this day of 19

[Signed]...............................................................