MCA amended Rule 8 of Companies (lncorporation) Rules for determining names of the company

MCA has elaborated the rule for determining names for a company, by replacing the content of  Rule 8-  “Names which resemble too nearly with name of existing company” of  Companies (lncorporation) Rules, 2014 completely, vide notification no. F. No. 1/13/2013 CL-V, part-I,Vol.III  dated  10th, May, 2019. It has added various illustrations under this rule to increase the clarity while determining the name of the company and has divided the rule in 2 parts – Rule 8A for ‘undesirable names’ and Rule 8B for the ‘Word or expression which can be used only after obtaining previous approval of Central Government.’


The complete content of the aforesaid notification is attached herewith:


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