Registration of Business Names Act 1954

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Registration of Business Names Act 1954

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REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES

ACT 1954

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REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES ACT 1954

Index Section Page

1 Extension of Registration of Business Names Act, 1918, to companies .................. 5
2 Registration of business names ..................................................................................... 5
3 Short title .......................................................................................................................... 6
4 Commencement .............................................................................................................. 6
ENDNOTES 7

TABLE OF LEGISLATION HISTORY 7
TABLE OF RENUMBERED PROVISIONS 7
TABLE OF ENDNOTE REFERENCES 7

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REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES ACT 1954

Received Royal Assent: 13 April 1954
Passed: 18 May 1954
Commenced: 18 May 1954
AN ACT
to amend the Registration of Business Names Act, 1918.
1 Extension of Registration of Business Names Act, 1918, to companies

(1) [Amends section 3 of the Registration of Business Names Act 1918, which
requires registration under that Act of all individuals and firms carrying
on business under a business name.].
(2) Subsection (1) of section five (which relates to the particulars to be
registered), and the proviso to section seven (which relates to the time for
registration), of the first mentioned Act1
shall apply in relation to
registration by virtue of this section as if references therein to the coming
into operation of that Act were references to the coming into operation of
this Act.
(3) Section fifteen of that Act (which relates to the removal of names from
the register where a firm or individual ceases to carry on business) shall
apply in relation to a company registered under that Act by virtue of this
section, which ceases to carry on business in such circumstances as to
require registration thereunder, as it applies in relation to a firm which
ceases to carry on business, but with the substitution for the reference to
the partners in the firm of a reference to the directors and any liquidator
of the company.
2 Registration of business names

(1) and (2) [Repealed]2

(3) So much of any provision of the Registration of Business Names Act, 1918,
as requires a person’s nationality of origin to be stated shall cease to have
effect.
(4) So much of section two of the Registration of Business Names Act, 1918, as
provides that references in that Act to a former Christian name or
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surname or to a change of name shall have any special meaning in the
case of natural born British subjects shall cease to have effect, and —
(a) references in that Act to a former Christian name or surname shall
not, in the case of any person, include a former Christian name or
surname where that name or surname has been changed or
disused before the person bearing the name had attained the age
of eighteen years or has been changed or disused for a period of
not less than twenty years; and
(b) an individual or firm shall not require to be registered under that
Act by reason only of a change of his name, or of the name of a
member of the firm, if the change has taken place before the
person who has changed his name has attained the age of
eighteen years or if not less than twenty years have elapsed since
it took place.
(5) Where by virtue of the last foregoing subsection an individual or firm
registered under the Registration of Business Names Act, 1918, no longer
requires to be so registered —
(a) the Department of Economic Development, if so requested by the
individual or firm, shall remove him or it from the register; and3

(b) section thirteen of that Act shall no longer require the individual
or firm to keep exhibited the certificate of registration or a copy
thereof;
and where, in any other case, the particulars registered under that Act in
respect of any individual or firm include a former name or surname
which by virtue of the last foregoing subsection no longer requires to be
included among those particulars, the Department of Economic
Development, if so requested by the individual or firm, shall amend the
particulars by leaving out that name or surname.4

3 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Registration of Business Names Act, 1954, and shall
be construed as one with the Registration of Business Names Act, 1918, and that
Act and this Act may be together cited as the Registration of Business Names
Acts, 1918 and 1954.
4 Commencement

This Act shall come into operation when the Royal Assent thereto has been by
the Governor announced to Tynwald and a certificate thereof has been signed
by the Governor and the Speaker of the House of Keys.
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ENDNOTES

Table of Legislation History

Legislation Year and No Commencement






Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original Current






Table of Endnote References

1
i.e. Registration of Business Names Act 1918. 2
Subss (1) and (2) repealed by Companies, etc. (Amendment) Act 2003 Sch 2. 3
Para (a) amended by Companies (Transfer of Functions) Act 2000 Sch 1 and by
SD155/10 Sch 2. 4
Subs (5) amended by Companies (Transfer of Functions) Act 2000 Sch 1 and by
SD155/10 Sch 2.