What is a restricted name?

What is a restricted name?

July 23, 2019

A restricted name is a name that requires the consent of the Corporate Affairs Commission before it can be used.

According to Section 30(2) CAMA restricted names include the following;

  • “Federal”, “National”, “Regional”, “State”, “Government”: These names suggest that the entity to be registered enjoys government patronage and as such the entity must seek and obtain the consent of the commission before they proceed to register.
  • “Municipal”: This name suggests connection with a local authority and as such consent must be sought and obtained before such entity is registered.
  • “Co-operative”, “Building society”, “Group” or “holding”: These names suggest connection with already existing entities and such must be proven and the consent of the commission obtained.

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