(1) A registered Australian body or a registered foreign company must give ASIC written notice of a change to its name within 14 days after the date the change occurred.
(1A) An offence based on subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.
Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .
(2) If the proposed name is available, ASIC must alter the details of the body's or foreign company's registration to reflect the change. For the purposes of this Act (other than subsection (1)), the change of name takes effect when ASIC alters the details of the body's or foreign company's registration.
Note 1: For the reservation of names, see section 601DA.
Note 2: For available names, see section 601DC.
Note 3: ASIC must issue a new certificate reflecting the name change (see section 601CU).