Sensitive Words in Company Names - Permission Required

Sensitive Words in Company Names

The following words are also deemed sensitive by Companies House and in most cases specific permission is required from the relevant government body or organisation. In many cases SFS may be able to offer further advice so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Architects Registration Board
73 Hallam Street
London W1N 6EE

Credit Union
The Public Records Section
Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS

Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary, Vet
The Registrar
Royal College of
Veterinary Surgeons
62-64 Horseferry Rd
London SW1P 2AF

Solicitor (Scotland)
The Law Society of Scotland
26 Drumsheugh Gardens
Edinburgh EH3 7YR

Dentist, Dental Surgeon, Dental Practitioner
The Registrar
General Dental Council
37 Wimpole Street
London W1M 8DQ

Druggist, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutist, Pharmacist,
The Director of Legal Services
The Royal Pharmaceutical
Society of Great Britain
1 Lambeth High Street
London SE1 7JN

If your company is to be registered in Scotalnd contact
The Pharmaceutical
36 York Place

Olympiad, Olympiads, Olympian, Olympians, Olympic, Olympics, or translation of these Olympic Symbol etc.

The Olympic symbols of five interlocking rings and motto "Citius Altius Fortius" British Olympic Association are also protected company names
1 Wandsworth Plain
SW18 1EH

Optician, Ophthalmic Optician, Dispensing Optician, Enrolled Optician, Registered Optician, Optometrist
The Registrar
General Optical Council
41 Harley Street
London W1N 2DJ

Red Cross, Geneva Cross, Red Crescent, Red Lion and Sun
Seek advice of Companies House

Seek advice of Companies House

Chiropodist, Dietician, Medical Laboratory, Technician, Occupational Therapist, Orthoptist, Physiotherapist, Radiographer, Remedial Gymnast
These words are normally deemed sensitive if preceded by Registered or State,
Mrs Joan Arnott
Department of Health
Rm 2N35A
Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds LS2 7JE

Institute of Laryngology, Institute of Otology, Institute of Urology, Institute of Orthopaedics

University College
Gower Street

Patent Office, Patent Agent,
IPPD (Intellectual Property Policy Directorate)
Room 3B38, Concept House
The Patent Office, Cardiff Road,
Newport, NP10 8QQ

Building Society
Building Societies Commission
Victoria House
30-40 Kingsway
London WC2B 6ES

Chamber(s) of Business, Chamber(s) of Commerce,
Chamber(s) of Commerce and Industry,
Chamber(s) of Commerce, Training and Enterprise,
Chamber(s) of Enterprise,
Chamber(s) of Industry
Chamber(s) of Trade,
Chamber(s) of Trade and Industry,
Chamber(s) of Training,
Chamber(s) of Training and Enterprise

or the Welsh translations of these words
Guidance is available from Companies House

The Victoria University of Manchester, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UMIST, Manchester University,
These names are prohibited to anyone but the University of Manchester by "University of Manchester Act 2004".

University of Wales College of Medicine, Welsh National School of Medicine.
These names are prohibited to anyone but the University of Wales by "University of Wales, Cardiff Act 2004"

For further information or advice on any company names do not hesitate to contact the team at SFS.

April 2006

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