This new legislation seems to have gone unnoticed by most businesses so I thought I’d give it a quick mention.
The Companies Act of 1985 already requires that a company’s name should appear clearly in all its business letters, cheques and other documents. But from 1 January 2007, a company’s name should also appear clearly on all its websites. Also, the company’s business letters, order forms and websites have to include fuller particulars, namely:
- the company’s place of registration and registered number
- the address of its registered office
- in the case of an investment company, the fact that it is such a company
- in the case of a limited company exempt from the obligation to use the word “limited” in its name, the fact that it is a limited company
All these requirements apply whether the document is in hard copy or electronic or any other form.