Name change of an Enterprise in Lithuania

BY / IN Areas of activity, Legal Services For Business

2016-07-29

A legal person shall possess its business name enabling to distinguish it from other legal persons. Business name of a legal person shall be its property, which, however, may not be sold or conveyed in any other manner to become the property of the other person separately from the legal person. Business name of a legal person may not contradict the public order or good morals or mislead the society as to its incorporator, co-owner, registered office, purpose of activities, juridical form, identity of the legal person or similarity to business names of other legal persons, business names of foreign enterprises, institutions and organisations, as well as trademarks and service marks which are familiar to the Lithuanian society. Business name of a legal person may not mislead by its identity or similarity to the recognised well-known trademarks and service marks which were submitted for registration, and were registered prior to the said legal person. Prior to the alteration of the business name a legal person shall have, one time, to make a public announcement thereof or notify, in writing, all creditors of the legal person. Where a legal person fails to discharge its obligation he shall have to suffer the ensuing negative consequences related to its failure to notify about the alteration of its business name. The business name of a legal person shall be altered alongside with the alteration of incorporation documents, which are filed with the Register of legal persons. A legal person shall have the right to apply to the Register of legal persons and request to make a temporary entry in the Register of legal persons of the planned new business name.

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