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What is LLP Name Change ?

During the course of business, LLP may required to change name to depict the new activities adopted by LLP or to reflect the new brand developed in the market. In both the cases, LLP can change name subject to provision of LLP regulations and LLP Agreement.

Any LLP which is legally registered as per the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 is allowed to change its name at any given time during its working after gaining approval from the appropriate authorities higher up.

Documents required for changing the name of the LLP
  • Attested copy of consent letters from the rest of the partners
  • Board resolution stating that the Board wants a name change
  • Trademark Certificate of the name if it has been registered
  • NOC if the name is already under the Trademark register
  • Authorization allowing the partner to file Form 1
  • Certified Copy of LLP Agreement
Procedure for LLP Name Change
  • A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) registered in India maybe required to change its name due to business reasons or on the directions of the Central Government. Central Government can order for change of LLP name, if the name of the LLP is deemed to be undesirable or identical with or too nearly resembling the name of an existing LLP. In such a case, the LLP must comply with the directions of the Central Government. Failure to comply could attract a penalty of Rs.10,000 to Rs.5,00,000 for the LLP and the designated partner could be fined Rs.10,000 to Rs.100,000, in case of order to change name by Central Government.
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