It should also be recalled that if a company has several shareholders, and if the corporate name is one of the shareholder’s family name, the latter will not be able to request that his family name shall no longer be used as the corporate name, if one day he decides to leave the company. Indeed, it appears from the case-law that the company has a property right over the family name that has become the corporate name: the company can therefore sell the corporate name, it can also register a trademark, etc.
There is one exception to this rule: if a partner's name is used as a company name and that name is known before the company is incorporated, the partner will not be able to prevent the company from keeping its name as a company name, but the company will nevertheless have limited rights over that name: it will not be able to sell the name or register a trademark, for example. The name will only be used as the corporate name.
Changing your company name requires an amendment to your company's articles of association. alf takes care of all the steps allowing you to change your corporate name in less than 24 hours! This includes checking your documents, holding the General Assembly of Amendment, amending the Articles of Association and sending your amended Kbis upon receipt.
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