Documents Showing Company Name
An Irish company incorporated under the Companies Act is required to display clearly its name on the outside of every office or place in which its carries on business. The company name must also be shown in clear type on all notices, official publications, bills of exchange, promissory notes, endorsements, cheques, orders for money or goods, invoices, receipts and letters of credit of the company.
The following particulars must be shown on all business letters of a company:
- The full name of the company
- The forenames and surnames and any former names of the directors, and their nationality, if not Irish
The following particulars must be also be shown on letters and are also required to appear on order forms of Irish-registered limited liability companies:
- Legal form of the company
- Place of registration
- Registered number for the company from the company’s Certificate of Incorporation
- Registered office address
- If a company is being wound up it needs to be stated
- If the share capital of a company is mentioned on its letterheads or order forms, the reference must be to the paid-up share capital
The above publication and disclosure requirements apply to an Irish registered company, irrespective of whether it is carrying on business under a business name. The fact that a company may be carrying on business under a business name does not exempt it from any of the above requirements.
If a corporate body carries out business in the State under a business name, the name of the company which is trading under that business name, must be shown on all business letters related to that business name, together with the additional particulars set out above. The business name should also be registered with the CRO by the body corporate which is carrying on business under that name, pursuant to the Business Names Act 1963