How to select LLP name to avoid rejection?

By Sakshi Shah on February 18, 2019

To incorporate a new LLP or change the name of an existing LLP, you can apply for reservation of name through the RUN-LLP service available on the MCA Portal.

How can I apply for reservation of LLP name through RUN-LLP service of MCA?

For selecting the proposed names of LLP, consider the following rules:

  1. The name should not be obstructed in the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950
  2. It should not be an exact translation in Hindi or English of an existing LLP
  3. It should not have a phonetic resemblance to the name of an existing LLP. Eg:  J.K. LLP v/s Jay Kay LLP
  4. It must not contain:
    • any words that are offensive to a specific set of people
    • words like co-operative or sahakari or a similar word in a regional language
    • words like national, union, central, federal, republic, president, rashtrapati etc that falsely indicates a connection with the central or state government
    • the word ‘British India’
    • words like bank, insurance, banking, venture capital, mutual fund etc without the approval of the regulatory authority
    • words like company secretary, chartered accountant, advocate etc without  obtaining approval from the concerned council
  5. The name must not indicate a connection with an embassy, consulate or a foreign government
  6. It must not include the name of a registered trademark unless the owner gives his consent
  7. It must not resemble the name of an LLP or Company in liquidation or the one which is struck off up to a period of 5 years

To read more about the laws and rules governing the name reservation for an LLP, refer the Instruction Kit of RUN-LLP service.