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Business Names – Updated rules and guidelines for determining availability

On 20 July 2015, the Federal Minister for Small Business, The Hon Bruce Billson MP announced changes to Business Names registration rules.

The Business Names Registration (Availability of Names) Determination 2015 contains new rules for determining whether a new business name is identical or nearly identical to an earlier registered business name, whether it contains a restricted word or expression, or whether it is undesirable.

The media release may be viewed here and further information is available at ASIC update .


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