Under Irish Legislation, individuals who wish to trade under a name not their own true name must register the name that they wish to trade with. This is so that the identities of the people trading under a name cannot be hidden. This legislation comes under the Registration of Business Names Act 1963.
• The registration of a business name does not protect the name from being used by someone else.
• The Acceptance of the Business Name does not mean that the CRO will accept this name as a Limited Company Name.
• The name is not registered until fully approved by the Companies Registration Office.
Register a Business Name (For a Partnership)
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Only Residents in the Republic of Ireland can register business names as Sole Traders. If you are not a Resident of the Republic of Ireland you will need to submit a letter of business permission from the Department of Justice and a Stamp 4.
For a Partnership:
Where a name that the partnership wishes to trade under differs from either partner. A Name must also be registered where a person having a place of business in the State carries on the business of publishing a newspaper.