Contact: Leigh Drummond, ESV (New South Wales, Australia)

The Federal Government has recently changed the business name registration system in an effort to prevent new business names being registered which are similar or identical to existing registered names.

Applications for new business names made on or after 14 July 2015 continue to be administered by ASIC as regulator and the changes do not affect any names that were already registered prior to this date.

Read more: Changes to Business Name Registrations