Reasons why we may initiate the cancellation of a business name

There are a number of reasons why we may initiate the cancellation of a business name.

Some of the common reasons include:

  • the business name holder does not renew their business name registration

  • the business name holder is a company that has been deregistered

  • we become aware of a matter after registration that would have affected our initial decision to register the business name

  • we become aware that the entity is disqualified from holding a business name

  • we are satisfied the entity is not carrying on a business under the business name (for example, the Australian Business Number (ABN) has been cancelled) and has not been carrying on a business for the last three months

  • the entity fails to notify us of a change in information within the required time, or

  • the entity fails to respond to an ASIC request for information.

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Last updated: 01/10/2014 12:00