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Frequently Asked Questions

Checklist for Registering a Company

Company Name Availability

There are a few things you should consider when choosing a company name. You cannot register a name that is identical to an existing name and some terms are restricted.

How to Protect Your Company Name (trademarks)

Registering a company name does not protect you against third party claims for trade mark infringement.

To ensure your proposed company name doesn't infringe on an existing registered trade mark, and to protect your company name from being used without your permission in the future, you should search IP Australia’s trademark register, and consider registering a trademark through ABNAustralia.com.au.

Special Purpose Companies

Charitable organisations

Pre-registration: Reserving a company name

Pre-registration: Thinking about the Structure

Registering the Company

Post-registration: Notifying ASIC of changes to the Company

Choosing Your Business Structure

 

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