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  1. chris day
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    chris day Regular EF Member

    Location:
    london
    Business Name:
    Chris peter
    hello guys

    I am in a bit of a mess at the moment as I had just discovered another company up north has exactly the same
    Name as myself after all my clients and all s my branding in may have to change everything!!!

    I operate in London and was wondering if anyone before has been forced to change their names?

    I was wondering if I should just talk to the guy as his company had been formed long before i formed my company.
     
  2. snowhead
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    snowhead Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Mildlands
    There can't be 2 companies registered at Companies House both with exactly the same name.
     
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  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear Regular EF Member

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    star command
    are you ltd company !
     
  4. darkwood
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    darkwood For it is a human number, its number is 666 Staff Member Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    When I registered my company I did a name sweep and had to tweak it a few times, the question is, does it or will it effect your trade and did you register it first?
     
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  5. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear Regular EF Member

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    star command
    or did you steal the name from them!
     
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  6. chris day
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    chris day Regular EF Member

    Location:
    london
    Business Name:
    Chris peter
    so the company names X for example which I chose to match my second name.
    That company is X electrical and I am X electrical solutions.
    The person registered before me and I am sole trader going to register, company house does not currently have x electrical solutions LTD however it does have X Electrical if that makes any sense.
    Does anyone else have a crossed swords with names?
     
  7. chris day
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    chris day Regular EF Member

    Location:
    london
    Business Name:
    Chris peter
    No I didn't steel the name as it was thought up in line with my second name however I may as well had done because they registered before me
     
  8. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear Regular EF Member

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    star command
    then you will have to change the name again ,the reasons if they fold.
    then some people think its you .if you register your name.
     
  9. Joshua
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    Joshua Steel Electrical Contractors Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Essex
    Business Name:
    Steel Electrical Contractors
    Could always change your name slightly.
    for example if your company was Day Electrical then change it to Daylight Electrical, shouldn't be too much hassle to change everything over. Your customers will still recognise your logo.
     
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  10. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    My business name is very similar to one in Essex, I often get calls for them....

    Unless you are limited and registered at companies house there is nothing you can do ..... May add "town name" after your company name?
     
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  11. chris day
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    chris day Regular EF Member

    Location:
    london
    Business Name:
    Chris peter
    i am so stressed out with things I am tempered to call them and ask what they think I should do?
     
  12. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Harlow Essex
    I wouldn't worry about it, unless you intend expanding into their territory.
     
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  13. westward10
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    westward10 Please don't bore me with your life story. Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Doubt it is worth stressing over.
     
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  14. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    As I recall the rules for registering for a Sole Trader are different for a LTD company.
     
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  15. marc8
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    marc8 Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Essex
    Business Name:
    MTS Electrical Ltd
    had a new business all set a while back just about to trade went to see trademark lawyer to see about trademarking the name & found out someone had it & who had it Centrica, broke my heart about 50 boxes of printing had to be disposed of.
    but a least we did not trade.
     
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