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CORPORATIONS REGULATIONS 2001 - SCHEDULE 6

Availability of names

(regulations 2B.6.01, 2B.6.02, 5B.3.01 and 5B.3.02)

Part 1 -- Rules for ascertaining whether names are identical

6101

                   In comparing one name with another for paragraph 147(1)(a) or (b) or 601DC(1)(a) or (b) of the Act, the following matters are to be disregarded:

                     (a)  the use of the definite or indefinite article as the first word in one or both of those names;

                     (b)  the use of 'Proprietary', 'Pty', 'Limited', 'Ltd', 'No Liability' or 'NL' in one or both of the names;

                     (c)  whether a word is in the plural or singular number in one or both names;

                     (d)  the type, size and case of letters, the size of any numbers or other characters, and any accents, spaces between letters, numbers or characters, and punctuation marks, used in one or both names;

                     (e)  the fact that one name contains a word or expression in column 2 of the following table and the other name contains an alternative for that word or expression in column 3:

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Word or expression

Column 3

Alternative

1

Australian

Aust

2

Company

Co or Coy

3

Co

Company or Coy

4

Coy

Company or Co

5

Number

No

6

and

&

7

Incorporated

Inc

8

Corporation

Corp

9

Australian Company Number

ACN

Part 2 -- Names unacceptable for registration

6203

                   For paragraph 147(1)(c) or 601DC(1)(c) of the Act, a name is unacceptable for registration if the name:

                     (a)  in the opinion of ASIC, is undesirable, or likely to be offensive to:

                              (i)  members of the public; or

                             (ii)  members of any section of the public; or

                     (b)  subject to rule 6204:

                              (i)  contains a word or phrase specified in an item in Part 3, or an abbreviation of that word or phrase; or

                             (ii)  a word or phrase or an abbreviation having the same or a similar meaning; or

                     (c)  subject to rule 6205, includes the word 'Commonwealth' or 'Federal'; or

                     (d)  in the context in which it is proposed to be used, suggests a connection with:

                              (i)  the Crown; or

                             (ii)  the Commonwealth Government; or

                            (iii)  the Government of a State or Territory; or

                            (iv)  a municipal or other local authority; or

                             (v)  the Government of any other part of the Queen's dominions, possessions or territories; or

                            (vi)  a department, authority or instrumentality of the Commonwealth Government; or

                           (vii)  a department, authority or instrumentality of the Government of a State or Territory; or

                          (viii)  the government of a foreign country;

                            if that connection does not exist; or

                     (e)  in the context in which it is proposed to be used, suggests a connection with:

                              (i)  a member of the Royal Family; or

                             (ii)  the receipt of Royal patronage; or

                            (iii)  an ex-servicemen's organisation; or

                            (iv)  Sir Donald Bradman; or

                             (v)  Mary MacKillop;

                            if that connection does not exist; or

                      (f)  in the context in which it is proposed to be used, suggests that the members of an organisation are totally or partially incapacitated if those members are not so affected.

6204

                   Paragraph 6203(b) does not apply to:

                     (a)  item 6309, 6312 or 6318 of Part 3 if a word in any of those items must be included in the name of:

                              (i)  a registrable Australian body; or

                             (ii)  a registered Australian body;

                            because of the Act under which it is incorporated or registered; and

                     (b)  item 6314 of Part 3 if the word must be included in the name of:

                              (i)  a registrable Australian body; or

                             (ii)  a registered Australian body; or

                            (iii)  a registered foreign company; or

                            (iv)  a foreign company;

                            because of the Act under which it is incorporated or registered.

6205

                   Paragraph 6203(c) does not apply if ASIC is satisfied that the word is used in a geographical context.

Part 3 -- Restricted words and phrases

 

Column 1

Column 2

Item

Word or phrase

6301

Aboriginal Corporation

6302

Aboriginal Council

6304

Chamber of Commerce

6305

Chamber of Manufactures

6306

Chartered

6308

Consumer

6309

Co-operative

6311

Executor

6312

Friendly Society (other than in relation to the conduct of a financial business)

6312A

GST

6312B

G.S.T.

6313

Guarantee

6314

Incorporated

6316

Made in Australia

6316A

police

6316B

policing

6317

R.S.L.

6317A

RSL

6318

Starr Bowkett

6319

Stock Exchange

6320

Torres Strait Islander Corporation

6321

Trust

6322

Trustee

Part 4 -- Consent required to use restricted words and phrases

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Word or phrase

Minister

6401

Anzac

Minister for Veterans' Affairs

6403

Geneva Cross, Red Crescent, Red Cross, Red Lion and Sun

Minister for Defence

6405

United Nations

Minister for Foreign Affairs

6406

University

Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs

Part 5 -- Names relating to financial institutions for use of which consent is required

 


Item


Letters, word or expression

Public authority, instrumentality or agency

6501

ADI

APRA

6502

authorised deposit-taking institution

APRA

6503

bank

APRA

6504

banker

APRA

6505

banking

APRA

6506

building society

APRA

6507

credit society

APRA

6508

credit union

APRA

6509

friendly society (in relation to the conduct of a financial business)

APRA



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