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Protection of business names

23 Mar 2017

The Business Names Act, 1985 was repealed from 1 October 2009. Part 41 of the Companies Act 2006 sets out the provisions on business names and came into force on 1 October 2009.

This factsheet outlines passing Off, Trade Marks, Company Names and recommendations.

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