What Is Name Change Of Company?

A Company name can be changed by the promoters at any time after its incorporation. Some of the major reasons for change of company name are change in business, change of promoters, branding etc. or due to conversion of public into private and vice versa.


Is It A Good Idea To Change A Company Name?

It depends on how much your brand is known at this time and how many customers or potential customers know your name. Your current customers will not care if it is changed, they know you, are comfortable with you, and there is not much risk there. You need to think bigger and further in the future.

Can we change the name of Pvt Ltd company?
The name adopted by a private limited company during incorporation can be changed later. To change the name of a private limited company, the consent of the shareholders through a special resolution and MCA approval are required. The change of name of a company will not create a new company or new entity.


Documents Required

  • Signed copy of Board Resolution provided by us
  • Signed copy of Notice along with Explanatory Statements provided by us
  • Signed copy of Special Resolution provided by us
  • Signed copy of Minutes of General Meeting provided by us
  • Altered MOA provided by us
  • Altered AOA provided by us


  • Who choses the new name?
  • The Executive Committee selects the names to present to the Board of Directors. The Board unanimously approves the final name
  • Can the Name of the Company be altered to alphanumeric name?
  • It is not allowed to add the Numeric character in the Name
  • What the effective date from which the company will use the new name in all of its documents and use of seal?-
  • when the name gets approved ,ROC would issue a Fresh Certificate of Incorporation consequent upon name change. The date on that would be date of change of name. Once you recieve this certificate you can change it all the statuory authorities with whom you have registered, PAN TAN GST, etc.,Company name plate,Letter head, common seal…etc
  • What is a trading name and is it different to a business name?
  • A trading name is a name used by an entity or person to trade commercial products or services . A trading name is not a registered business name. A business may also use its registered, legal name for contracts and other formal purposes.
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