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This Business Name Change Letter may be used to inform businesses or individuals that a business has changed its name. By using this letter, a business can easily notify any customers, clients, suppliers, business partners, lenders or other associates that the business has changed its name.
This letter is specifically for use when a business changes its name. When an individual person changes their legal name (such as after marriage or divorce), use our Notification of Name Change Letter.
How to use this document
This letter includes the business's former name, its new name, and, if necessary, an opportunity to update the business's address as well. Some of the people and organisations who should be informed of a legal name change using this letter include the following:
Once this letter is completed, it may be sent to the relevant person or organisation. The sender may keep a copy for their own records.
Importantly, businesses are required to notify the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) when there is a change in company details. This letter is not a substitute for the formal procedures that companies must follow in those circumstances. Businesses should review the ASIC website and/or seek legal advice to ensure that they have fulfilled their obligations in this regard.
There are no particular laws that relate directly to this Business Name Change Letter.
However, businesses are required to notify ASIC when there is a change in company details.
In addition, this letter should only be used in the case of a legitimate change of name. If this letter is used in order to impersonate another business, or to commit some other fraudulent activity, then the behaviour may be affected by Australian criminal law.
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