Change of Name of LLP

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Change of Name of LLP

Selection of the name for the proposed LLP to be incorporated is one of the important part of the entire incorporation process, ideally the name of the LLP should be such which represents the business or activity intended to be carried on by the LLP. Before changing the name or selecting the name of the LLP, it is necessary to evaluate the proposed name under the following given criteria:

LLP with a Similar Name: The proposed name of the LLP can be similar to the existing company /LLP registered in INDIA only to the extent of having the name of place in brackets provided No Objection certificate has been obtained from the existing company/LLP.

EG: The name Indian Press (Delhi) LLP can be reserved even if Indian Press LLP already exists provided that 'No Objection Certificate' has been taken from Indian Press LLP.
Whether Proposed Name would be available: No

Restricted Word: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs of India has prescribed certain words, which should not form part of the name of LLP intended to be incorporated in India, such words are prohibited under The Emblems and Names (Prevention of improper use) Act, 1950.

Change of Name of LLP

  • No limited liability partnership shall be registered by a name which, in the opinion of the Central Government is—

(a) undesirable; or
(b) identical or too nearly resembles to that of any other partnership firm or limited liability partnership or body corporate or a registered trade mark, or a trade mark which is subject of an application for registration, of any other person under the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (47 of 1999).

  • And shall have either the words “limited liability partnership” or the acronym “LLP” as the last words of its name.
  • After choosing a suitable and appropriate name for your business you need to gain the agreement of the other partners of the LLP.  This must be done by holding an extraordinary general meeting (EGM). You must ensure that you respect the legal rights of other members by providing sufficient time after you have notified them.
  • Once the LLP name change has been voted through, minutes must be written up and filed within the registered office.

Change of Name of LLP


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