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NAME SEARCH AND RESERVATION
BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
The Business Name is the simplest business form under which one can operate a business. The Business Name is not a legal entity. It simply refers to a person who owns the business and is personally responsible for its debts.
PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY
A company is limited by shares if the liability of its members is limited by the memorandum to the amount, if any, unpaid on the shares respectively held by them. A search is conducted to establish if the proposed name is available for registration. The name must end with the expression “Limited” or the abbreviation “LTD”. However the applicant may make an application to dispense with the word “limited”
PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
Its articles allow its members the right to transfer their shares in the company and its articles do not prohibit invitations to the public to subscribe for shares or debentures of the company. The name must end with the expression “Public Limited Company” or the abbreviation “PLC”.
COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
The liability of its members is limited by its memorandum to an amount which the members have undertaken to contribute to the assets of the company in the event of its being wound up. The name must end with the expression “Limited” or the abbreviation “LTD”.
LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP
Limited Liability Partnerships in Kenya are registered under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act, 2011. Limited liability partnerships commonly referred to as LLPs are unique forms of business association that combines elements of a company with those of a partnership. A search is conducted to establish if the proposed names are available for registration. The name must end with the expression “Limited Liability Partnership” or the abbreviation “LLP”. If the Registrar is satisfied that the name is available, the name is reserved for a period of two months from the date on which the application was lodged or for such longer period as the Registrar may specify.
A foreign corporation is a term used to refer to an existing corporation that is registered to do business in a state or jurisdiction other than where it was originally incorporated.
COLLATERAL REGISTRY - INITIAL REGISTRATION
For amendments and cancellation go to the secured creditors page and make changes to the specific notice.
COLLATERAL REGISTRY - SEARCH REQUEST
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OFFICIAL SEARCH (THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS)
THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS
Business Names are commonly referred to as Sole Proprietorships, BN2, or Partnerships and are Registered under the Business Names Act.
The registration of Business names has been migrated to the eCitizen Platform which allows for a Digital Business name registration service. We do assist you in the application and registration of your Business name registration in a fast and prompt manner.
The proposed business name must be reserved pending registration.
Application for reservation of a Business Name should be made and accompanied with the prescribed fee. When choosing a Business name, have in mind that hundreds of thousands of names have been registered already. Make it as unique as possible.
2. APPLICATION FOR BUSINESS NAME.
Once a name is searched and reserved the applicant(s) should complete the online application form in the portal.
3. CERTIFICATE of Registration also referred to as BN 3 is processed thereafter.
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