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Postby jpatokal » Sat, 20 May 2006 11:03 am

One company, one name. However, there's nothing stopping you from using any name you like for your promotional materials etc, as long as the small print in invoices and other official materials still says Realname Pte Ltd.
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Postby Fantastic » Sun, 21 May 2006 12:52 am

And you could be fined up to $5,000 if you carry on business using a different name from the registered one.
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Postby Fantastic » Sun, 21 May 2006 1:30 am

Oriental wrote:
Fantastic wrote:And you could be fined up to $5,000 if you carry on business using a different name from the registered one.


And where do one find the wording of the articles or circular?


Business Registration Act (Chapter 32)
Section 12
http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/
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Postby Fantastic » Sun, 21 May 2006 5:25 pm

lol...
I see I wasn't thinking clearly again when I posted.

Let's try it one more time.

Like jpatokal said. One Incorporated Company (Pte Ltd) one name.
If business is carried out under any other name, it can be registered as a business name of the company.

Than back to my first post on this thread.
It's an offense if you carry on business using a different name from the registered one or using an unregistered name. Subject to a fine up to $5,000.
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Postby jpatokal » Sun, 21 May 2006 9:00 pm

Oriental wrote:
jpatokal wrote:One company, one name. However, there's nothing stopping you from using any name you like for your promotional materials etc, as long as the small print in invoices and other official materials still says Realname Pte Ltd.


I guess it is correct to assume that the above solution comply with Singapore Law. However, if you (jpatokal / Fantastic) know the exact practise please refer me to any circular or precedence set by a Court of Law etc.

If you want legal advice, get a lawyer! All I know is that Companies Act 144 states the following:

Publication of name and registration number.
144. —(1) The name of a company shall appear in legible romanised letters on —

(a) its seal; and

(b) all business letters, statements of account, invoices, official notices, publications, bills of exchange, promissory notes, indorsements, cheques, orders, receipts and letters of credit of or purporting to be issued or signed by or on behalf of the company.


My reading of that is that you can (say) create a flyer that advertises Foobar(tm) brand widgets in 256-point text, but at least the small print at the bottom on the reverse side must say Yourcompany Pte Ltd.
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