Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Decisions

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ASIC makes many decisions about corporations, securities and financial products and services that might affect you.

Information Sheet 9 provides guidance on your rights connected to an ASIC decision.

AAT decisions

Below is a list of recent decisions made by the AAT in relation to business and company names.

Matter

Matter description

Date of decision

Ellis and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2019] AATA 2346

Refusal of Ministerial Consent to use the restricted word 'trustee' in a company name 2 August 2019

Australian Appaloosa Association Limited and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2019] AATA 2195

Availability of business names that are 'identical' or 'nearly identical' to a registered company name  25 July 2019

TMeffect Pty Limited and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority [2019] AATA 459

Use of restricted word in relation to a financial business

21 March 2019

Hazeldine and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2019] AATA 366

Availability of business names that are 'identical' or 'nearly identical'

12 March 2019

Decorative Imaging Pty Limited and Australian Securities and Investment Commission [2018] AATA 4668

Availablity of business names that are 'identical' or 'nearly identical'

21 December 2018

Perth Martial Arts Academy and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2018] AATA 3664

Availablity of business names that are 'identical' or 'nearly identical'

2 October 2018

Cavalry Investments Pty Ltd and Minister for Revenue and Financial Services [2018] AATA 3433

Whether the proposed name is undesirable and likely to offend

12 September 2018

Alzheimer's Association of Queensland Inc and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2018] AATA 2403

Whether discretion is available to ASIC to refuse to transfer and register the business name

20 July 2018

WKNH and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2018] AATA 1325

Whether the proposed name is undesirable and likely to offend

22 May 2018

Hanlon and Assistant Treasurer [2015] AATA 1019

Whether the proposed name is undesirable and likely to offend

23 December 2015

Boyce and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2015] AATA 768

Availability of business names that are 'identical' or 'nearly identical'

30 September 2015

Stasiw and Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Anor [2015] AATA 328

Availability of business names that are 'identical' or 'nearly identical'

15 May 2015

B & L Whittaker Pty Ltd and Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Anor [2014] AATA 302

Availability of business names that are 'identical' or 'nearly identical'

15 May 2014

G C Swinburne and F J McFarlane and Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Child Psychology Services Pty Ltd (Joined Party) [2014] AATA 602

Availability of business names that are 'identical' or 'nearly identical'

26 August 2014

Smith and Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Amee Donohoe trading as Central Coast Surf Academy (Joined Party) [2014] AATA 192

Availability of business names that are 'identical' or 'nearly identical'

7 April 2014

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Last updated: 09/08/2019 08:44