Registration of Business Names Act

Chapter number: 
202
In force: 
Yes

 

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CONSOLIDATED TO 30 JUNE 2012

 

 

LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

Act 6 of 1972

SI. 95 of 1975

SI. 72 of 1976

Act 23 of 1976

CHAPTER 202

 

REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES ACT

[31st July 1972]

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1.      Short title.

2.      Interpretation.

3.      Registrar and register.

4.      Firms, individuals and corporations to be registered.

5.      Registration by nominee, etc.

6.      Manner and particulars of registration.

7.      Statement to be signed by persons registering.

9.      Registration of changes.

8.      Time for registration.

10.    Penalty for default in registration.

11.    Disability of persons in default.

12.    Penalty for false statements.

13.    Registrar may require particulars to be furnished.

14.    Certificate of registration.

15.    Cancellation of entries in register.

16.    Extension of time.

17.    Restriction on registration of certain business names.

18.    Prohibition notwithstanding registration.

19.    Inspection of documents and provision of copies.

20.    Certified copies to evidence.

21.    Rules.

22.    Publication of true names etc.

23.    Persons guilty of offences.

24.    Penalty for offences.

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1.      This Act may be cited as the Registration of Business Names Act.

2.      (1)     In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires?

"business" includes every trade, occupation or profession;

"business name" means the name or style under which any business is carried on, whether in partnership or otherwise;

"firm" means an unincorporated body of two or more indivi? duals, or of one or more individuals and one or more corporations, or two or more corporations, who or which have entered into partnership with one another with a view to carrying on business for profit;

"foreign concern" means any firm, individual or corporation whose principal place of business is situated within a foreign country;

"foreign country" means a country other than seychelles;

"individual" means a natural person and does not include a corporation;

"initials" includes any recognized abbreviation of a forename;

"minor" means a person who has not yet attained the age of majority;

"register" means the register which the Registrar is required under section 3 to keep;

"Registrar" means the Registrar appointed under section 3 of this Act;

(2)     Where any person is required by this Act to furnish particulars of his nationality, he shall, if he is not a citizen of Seychelles, also state his citizenship, if any.

(3)     References in this Act to a change of name do not include a change of name if either that change of name occurred before that person whose name has been changed attained the age of eighteen years or a period of not less than twenty years has elapsed since that change of name occurred.

3.      (1)     The Registrar of Companies or such other person as the President may appoint shall be the registrar for the purposes of this Act.

(2)     The President may appoint a Deputy Registrar who may subject to the directions of the Registrar perform any act or discharge any duty which the Registrar may lawfully do or is required by this Act to do, and, for such purposes, shall have all the powers, privileges and authority of the Registrar under this Act.

(3)     The Registrar shall keep a register in the prescribed form in which shall be entered such particulars as are required by this Act, and any rules made thereunder, to be entered therein.

4.      Subject to the provisions of this Act?

(a)     every firm having a place of business in Seychelles and carrying on business under a business name which does not consist of the surnames of all individuals who are partners and the corporate names of all corporations which are partners, without any addition other than the forenames of individual partners or the initial of such forenames; and

(b)     every individual having a place of business in Seychelles and carrying on business under a business name which does not consist of his surname without any addition other than his forenames or the initials thereof; and

(c)     every individual or firm having a place of business in Seychelles, who, or a member of which, has either before or after the commencement of this Act changed his name, otherwise than, in the case of a woman, in consequence of marriage; and

(d)     every corporation having a place of business in Seychelles and carrying on business under a business name which does not consist of its corporate name without any addition,

shall be registered in the manner required by this Act:

Provided that?

(i)      where the addition merely indicates that the business is carried on in succession to a former owner of the business, that addition shall not of itself render registration necessary;

(ii)     where two or more individual partners have the same surname, the addition of an "s" at the end of that surname shall not of itself render registration necessary;

(iii)    where the business is carried on by a trustee in bankruptcy or by a receiver or manager appointed by the court, regis? tration shall not be necessary;

(iv)    a purchase or acquistion of property by two or more persons shall not of itself be deemed to be a carring on a business, whether or not the owners share any profits arising from the sale therof

5.      Where a firm, individual or corporation having a place of business within Seychelles carries on business wholly or mainly as thenominee or trustee of or for another person or other persons, or another corporation, or acts as general agent for any foreign concern, the first?mentioned firm, individual or corporation shall be registered in the manner provided by this Act:

Provided that where the business is carried on by a trustee in bankruptcy or by a receiver or manager appointed by any court, registration under this section shall not be necessary.

6.      (1)     Every firm, individual or corporation required under this act to be registered shall send by registered post or deliver to the Registrar a statement in writing in the prescribed form (hereinafter called the statement of particulars) which shall contain the following particulars?

(a)     the business name;

(b)     the general nature of the business;

(c)     the full address of the principal place of business and the postal address of the firm, individual or corporation;

(d)     the full address of every other place of business;

(e)     where the registration to be effected is that of a firm the present forenames and surname, any former forenames or surname, the nationality, the age, the sex, the usual residence, and any other business occupation of each of the individuals who are partners, and the corporate name and registered and principal office of every corporation which is a partner;

(f)     where the registration to be effected is that of an individual, the present forenames and surname, any former forenames and surname, the nationality, the age, the sex, the usual residence, and any other business occupation of such individual;

(g)     where the registration to be effected is that of a corporation, its corporate name and registered and principal office;

(h)     where the registration to be effected includes a married woman, the forenames and surname of her husband in addition to her own forename and surname;

(i)      the date of the commencement of the business.

(2)     Where a business is carried on under two or more business names, each of those business names shall be stated.

(3)     Any firm, individual or corporation required to be registered under section 5 shall furnish the following particulars, in addition to those specified in sub?sections (1) and (2) of this section ?

(a)     where the firm, individual or corporation required to be registered carries on business as nominee or trustee, the present forenames and surname, any former forenames or surname, the nationality and the usual residence or, as the case may be, the corporate name, of every person or corporation on whose behalf the business is carried on;

(b)     where the firm, individual or corporation required to be registered carries on business as general agent for any foreign concern, the business name and address of the concern as agent for whom the business is carried on :

Provided that if the business is carried on as agent for three or more foreign concerns it shall be sufficient to state the fact that the business is so carried on, specifying the countries in which such foreign concerns carry on business.

(4)     On receipt of a statement of particulars, the registrar, shall, subject to the provisions of section 17, enter the firm, individual or corporation in the register.

7.      (1)     Every statement of particulars shall, in the case of an individual, be signed by him, and in the case of a corporation be signed by a director or the secretary thereof, and in the case of a firm by all the individuals who are partners, and by a director or the secretary of all corporations which are partners :

Provided that in the case of a firm such statement of particulars may be signed by one individual who is a partner or a director or the secratary of a corporation which is a partner, if verified by a declaration made on oath by the signatory before any person before whom an affidavit may be sworn.

(2)     No such declaration stating that any person other than the declarant is a partner, or omitting to state that any person other than the declarant is a partner, shall be evidence for or against any such other person in respect of his liability or non?liability as a partner, and the Supreme Court may, on the application of any person alleged or claiming to be a partner, direct the rectification of the register and decide any question arising under this section.

8.      (1)     Every statement of particulars required to be furnished under this Act shall be furnished within three months after the firm, individual or corporation commences business under or commences to use the business name.

(2)     When, in consequence of the death or retirement of one of the partners of firm or of any person having changed his name or of any other happening, any firm or individual, not theretofore required to be registered under this Act, is required thereafter to be registered, the statement of particulars shall be sent by registered post or delivered to the registrar within twenty?eight days after such happening.

9.      (1)     Whenever a change is made or occurs in any of the following particulars in respect of any firm, individual or corporation, that is to say?

(a)          the business name;

(b)         the address of the principal or any other place of business;

(c)     the nature of the business;

(d)     the names of the partners,

such firm, individual or corporation shall, within twenty?eight days after such change, send by registered post or deliver to the Registrar a notice in writing in the prescribed form specifying the nature and date of the change, signed and where necessary verified, in like manner as a statement of particulars.

(2)     On receipt of such notice, the Registrar shall make such entries, amendments or deletions in the register as he may deem appropriate.

10.    If any firm, individual or corporation by this Act required to furnish a statement of particulars or a notice of any change in particulars without reasonable excuse makes default in so doing in the manner and within the time specified by this Act, every partner in the firm or the individual or corporation, as the case may be, so in default shall be guilty of an offence and upon conviction the court shall order a statement of the required particulars or notice of the change in the particulars to be furnished to the Registrar within such time as may be specified in the order.

11.    (1)     Where any firm, individual or corporation required by this Act to furnish a statement of particulars or a notice of any change in the particulars specified in section 9 makes default in so doing, the rights to the defaulter under or arising out of any contract made or entered into by or on behalf of such defaulter in relation to the business in respect of the carrying on of which the statement of particulars or any change of particulars as aforesaid was required to be furnished shall not be enforeceable by action or other legal proceedings whether in the business name or otherwise while such default continues :

Provided that ?

(i)      the defaulter may apply to the court for relief against the disability imposed by this section, and the court, on being satisfied that the default was accidental or due to inadvertence or to some other sufficient cause, or that on other grounds it is just and equitable to grant relief, may grant such relief, either generally or as respects any particular contract, on such conditions, including the payment of the costs of the application by the defaulter, as the court may impose; so, however, that no such relief shall be given in respect of any contract if any party to the contract proves to the satisfaction of the court that, if this Act had been complied with, he would not have entered into the contract;

(ii)     nothing herein contained shall prejudice the rights of any other parties as against the defaulter in respect of any such contract as aforesaid;

(iii)    if any action or proceeding is commenced by any other party to a contract against the defualter to enforce the rights of such party in respect of such contract, nothing herein contained shall preclude the defaulter from enforcing in that action or proceeding by way of counter?claim, set?off or otherwise such rights as he may have against the party in respect of such contract.

(2)     In this section "the court" means the Supreme Court :

Provided that, without prejudice to the power of the Supreme Court to grant such relief as aforesaid, if any proceeding to enforce any contract is commenced by a defaulter in a subordinate court, the subordinate court may, as respects that contract, grant such relief as aforesaid.

12.    If any statement, notice or application sent or delivered to the Registrar contains any matter which is false in any material particular to the knowledge of any person signing it, or which that person has no reason to believe is true, that person shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to a fine not exceeding two thousand rupees, or to both such imprisonment and such fine.

13.    (1)     The Registrar may require any individual or, in the case of a corporation, any director or the secretary or other officer performing the duties of secretary to furnish to him in writing such particulars as appear to the Registrar to be necessary to ascertain whether or not such individual or any firm of which he is a partner or appears to be a partner, or the corporation of which such person is a director or the secretary or other officer as aforesaid, should be registered under this Act, or whether any alteration in the registered particulars should be made, and may require any such particulars to be verified by a statutory declaration made on oath before any person before whom an affidavit may be sworn :

Provided that, for the purposes of this section, the Registrar may require any person who is acting or purporting to act or appears to be acting on behalf of any such firm, individual or corporation as aforesaid whether under a power of attorney or otherwise, to furnish such particulars as aforesaid.

(2)     If any person upon being required so to do under subsection (1) of this section fails to supply such particulars as it is in his power to give, or furnishes particulars which are false in any material particular or which he has no reason to believe are true, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to a fine not exceeding two thousand rupees, or to both such imprisonment and such fine.

14.    (1)     On the registration of any firm, individual or corporation under this Act, the Registrar shall issue a certificate in the prescribed form.

(2)     On the registration of any change in the particulars registered in respect of any firm, individual or corporation, the registrar may in his discretion either amend the certificate previously issued or issue a fresh certificate.

(3)     Every certificate issued under this section shall show the business name, the full names or name of the partners or individual, and, in the case of any person who has changed his name, his former name or names, and, in the case of any person who is not a citizen of Seychelles, his nationality, and, in the case of a minor, the fact of minority shall be shown.

(4)     A certificate issued under this section shall be sent by registered post or delivered to the firm, individual or corporation registering, who shall thereupon exhibit and thereafter maintain the same in a conspicuous position at the principal place of the business so registered :

Provided that?

(i)      where a fresh certificate has been issued under sub?section (2) of this section, the provisions of this sub?section shall apply to such fresh certificate only and not to any certificate previously issued; and

(ii)     where any certificate has been lost or destroyed or rendered illegible, a copy of such certificate certified by the Registrar may be exhibited in place of the original.

(5)     Where a firm, individual or corporation registered under this Act has more than one place of business, the original certificate shall be exhibited and maintained as required by sub?section (4) of this section at the principal place of business and a copy of the certificate certified by the Registrar shall be exhibited and thereafter maintained in a conspicuous position in each of such other places of business.

(6)     If any firm, individual or corporation fails to comply with any of the provisions of subsections (4) and (5) of this section, every partner in the firm, or such individual, or such corporation, as the case may be, shall be guilty of an offence.

15.    (1)     If any firm, individual or corporation registered under this Act ceases to carry on business, it shall be the duty of the person who were partners in the firm at the time when it ceased to carry on business, or of the individual or, if he is dead, of his personal representative, or of the corporation, as the case may be, within three months after the business has ceased to carried on, to send by registered post or deliver to the Registrar notice in the prescribed form that the firm or individual or corporation has ceased to carry on business :

Provision that if the firm, individual or corporation is bankrupt or in liquidation the notice aforesaid shall be delivered by the receiver, trustee or liquidator, as the case may be.

(2)     On receipt of such notice as aforesaid, the Registrar may cancel the entry in the register relating to such firm, individual or corporation.

(3)     Where the Registrar has reasonable cause to believe that any firm, individual or corporation registered under this Act is not carrying on business, he may send to the firm, individual or corporation by registered post a notice that unless an answer is received to such notice within twelve weeks from the date thereof the entry in the register relating to such firm, individual or corporation may be cancelled.

(4)     If the Registrar either receives an answer from the firm, individual or corporation to the effect that the firm, individual or corporation is not carrying on business or does not within twelve weeks after the date of the notice receive an answer, he may cancel the entry in the register relating to such firm, individual or corporation.

(5)     If, in the case of any firm, individual or corporation registered under this Act, there occurs after the registration an event in consequence of which the continuance of the business under the business name under which such firm, individual or corporation has been carrying on business no longer entails registration under this Act, the firm, individual or corporation so continuing the business shall send by registered post or deliver to the Registrar notice of the happening of such event, and the Registrar may, on being so notified or on being notified under section 9 of the happening of such event, cancel the entry in the register relating to such firm, individual or corporation.

(6)     On cancelling any entry under this section, the Registrar may require any certificate issued under this Act relating thereto to be surrendered to him for cancellation :

Provided that the person surrendering such certificate may require it to be returned to him after cancellation.

16.    Any period prescribed under this Act for the lodging of any statement or notice may be extended by the Registrar, on application being made in any particular case whether before or after the expiration of such period, and on payment of the prescribed fee, for such longer period as the Registrar in his absolute discretion may allow.

17.    (1)     The Registrar shall refuse to register any firm, individual or corporation carrying on business under a business name?

(a)          which includes any word which in the opinion of the Registrar imports or suggests that the business enjoys the patronage of the President or the Government or imports any connexion with any local authority;

(b)         which includes the word"co?operative" or its equivalent in any other language or any abbreviation thereof;

(c)     which is identical with or is similar to that of a business or corporation existing, or is already registered under this Act or under the Companies Act, if in the opinion of the Registrar such registration would be likely to mislead the public;

(d)     which is, in the opinion of the Registrar, for any other reason whatsoever undesirable.

(2)     The Registrar, upon the request of any person and upon payment of the prescribed fee, shall state whether or not any proposed business name may be registered.

(3)     Where the Registrar has stated that any business name may be regsitered, the firm, individual or corporation which made the request shall be entitled to registration in that business name at any time within twenty?eight days of the date of the decision of the Registrar, and during that time no other firm, person or corporation shall be entitled to registration in that business name.

(4)     If any firm, individual or corporation is, through inadvertence or otherwise, registered under a business name under which registration under this Act ought to have been refused, the Registrar shall, by notice in writing, require such firm, individual or corporation to change such business name within such time as may be specified in such notice, and upon compliance with such notice the Registrar shall record such change without requiring the payment of any fee; and if default is made in complying with his requirements the Registrar may cancel the entry in the register relating to such firm, individual or corporation :

Provided that, where the Registrar is satisfied that, having regard to the nature of any business and the nationality of the firm, individual or corporatin, as the case may be, the retention of the business name would not be contrary to the public interest, he may in his absolute discretion permit the retention of such name subject to such conditions as he may think fit.

(5)     Where registration of a business name is refused under subsection (1) of this section, any person carrying on business under that name in circumstances which require registration under this Act shall be guilty of an offence.

(6)     Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Registrar under this section may appeal to the Supreme Court, whose decision shall be final.

18.    The registration of a firm, individual or corporation under this Act shall not be construed as authorizing the use of a business name, if apart from such registration the use thereof could be prohibited.

19.    Any person may, upon payment of the prescribed fee?

(a)     inspect the register or any documents filed with the Registrar;

(b)     require to be supplied with a certificate, duly certified by the Registrar, showing the subsisting entries in the register relating to any firm, individual or corporation registered under this Act;

(c)     require to be supplied with a copy of or an extract from any document filed with the Registrar duly certified by the Registrar to be a true copy or extract, as the case may be .

20.    A certificate purporting to be signed by the Registrar, and a copy of or extract from any certificate of registration or any document registered or filed under this Act certified under the hand of the Registrar to be a true copy or extract, and a certificate under the hand of the Registrar that any firm, individual or corporation has not been registered under this Act, shall in all legal proceedings, civil or criminal, be received in evidence without proof of the signature of the Registrar.

21.    The Minister may make rules generally for better carrying out the provisions and purposes of this Act, and in particular may make rules for prescribing?

(a)          the fees to be paid to the Registrar under this Act;

(b)     anything required to be prescribed under this Act;

(c)     the duties to be performed by the Registrar under this Act.

22.    (1)     Every firm, individual or corporation required by this Act to be registered shall, in all trade circulars and business letters on or in which the business name appears and which are issued or sent by the firm, individual or corporation to any person, have mentioned in prominent, legible roman letters?

(a)     in the case of an individual, his present forenames or the initials thereof and present surname, any former forenames and surname, his nationality, if not a citizen of Seychelles; and

(b)     in the case of a firm, the present forenames or the initials thereof and present surnames, any former forenames and surnames, and the nationality, if not a citizen of Seychelles, of all the individuals and the corporate names of all corporations that are partners in the firm, and

(c)     in the case of a corporation, the corporate name.

(2)     Where any individual referred to in subsection (1) of this section is a married woman, the words "wife of" followed by the forenames and surname of her husband shall be mentioned after and in addition to her own name.

(3)     Where any individual referred to in subsection (1) of this section is a minor, the words "a minor" shall be added in brackets after his name.

(4)     If any firm, individual or corporation fails to comply with the provisions of this section, every partner in the firm, or such individual, or such corporation, as the case may be, shall be guilty of an offence.

23.    (1)     Where a corporation is guilty an offence under this Act, every director, secretary and officer of the corporation who is knowingly a party to the default shall be guilty of a like offence and liable to a like penalty.

(2)     Where any firm or individual has committed any offence under this Act, then, without prejudice to the liability of such firm or individual for such offence, every manager or other person concerned in the management of the business of such firm or individual shall, unless he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or consent, also be liable to be prosecuted, tried, convicted and punished for that offence.

24.    Any person who is guilty of an offence under this Act for which no other penalty is specifically provided shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand rupees and in default of payment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months.

 

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LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

CHAPTER 202

REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES ACT

SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

SI. 95 of 1972

 

Section 21

Registration of Business Names Rules

 

ARRANGEMENT OF RULES

1.      Citation.

2.      Interpretation.

3.      Form of Register.

4.      Other forms.

5.      Statement of particulars.

6.      Notification of change.

7.      Certificate of business.

8.      Cessation of business.

9.      Notification of address.

10.    Fees.

11.    Payment of fees.

12.    Refund of fees.

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1.      These rules may be cited as the Registration of Business Names Rules.

2.      In these Rules words and expressions shall have the meaning ascribed to them in Section 2 of the Act

3.      The Register maintained under Section 3(3) of the Act shall be in such form as shall record the particulars required to be delivered to the Registrar by Section 6 of the Act together with the date of registration under the Act and each entry therein shall be signed by the Registrar.

4.      The forms herein referred to are those contained in the Second Schedule and such forms shall be used in all cases to which they are applicable.

5.      The statement of particulars required to be registered pursuant to Section 6 of the Act shall be in Form No. 1.

6.      Notification of any change which is made or occurs in respect of any of the matters referred to in Section 9 of the Act shall be made on Form No. 2.

7.      A Certificate of Registration pursuant to Section 14(1) of the Act shall be in Form No. 3.

8.      Notification of cessation of business pursuant to Section 15 the Act shall be in Form No. 4.

9.      Notification of the address of the principal place of business required to be furnished pursuant to Section 6(1) of the Act shall clearly define the location of the principal place of business in sufficient detail to enable any person readily to attend thereat.

10.    The fees which shall be payable in respect of any application, notification, registration or other matter under the Act shall be those prescribed in the First Schedule: Provided that no fee shall be payable by the Republic for a search by, or for the issue of any copy or extract from the Register (whether certified or not) to any public officer.

11.    All fees shall be payable on presentation of the document prescribed or upon application in respect of any matter provided for in the Act.

12.    No fee shall be refunded except by Order of the Registrar.

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FIRST SCHEDULE

FEES

Rs.

For registration of a business name                                                      100

For registration of any change in particulars

in respect of any business name                                                    50

For an application for extension of time pursuant

to Section 16 of the Act                                                                 50

For notification of cessation of business                                             25

For a request to the Registrar as to whether a

business name may be registered pursuant to

Section 17(2) of the Act                                                                25

For inspecting the file of documents kept by the

Registrar in respect of each business name                                          10

Copy of any document or part thereof per folio of

100 words                                                                                      10

Copy of any Certificate of Registration certified

by the Registrar                                                                              10

Any other certificate issued by the Registrar

including certification of any document or part

thereof                                                                                           10

 

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SECOND SCHEDULE                         Form No. 1

REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES ACT

(Section 6)

Statement of Particulars

(1) Business Name

 

(2) General Nature of Business

 

(3) Full address of Principal place of

Business

(Note 1)

 

(4) Postal address of the firm, individual or corporation

 

(5) Full address of every other place

of business in Seychelles

 

(6) FIRMS ONLY

(Note 2)

(i) Forenames and

Surnames of each

partner to be

stated in full

(Note 4)

1. ............................................

2. ............................................

3. ............................................

4. ...........................................

SECOND SCHEDULE - (Contd.)

(ii) Particulars of any former fore-

names or surname

of each partner

(Note 4)

 

(ii) Nationality of

each partner

(Note 3)

1. ......................................

2. ......................................

3. ......................................

4. ......................................

(iv) Age of each

individual who

is a partner

1. ......................................

2. ......................................

3. ......................................

4. ......................................

(v) Sex of each

individual who

is a partner

1. ......................................

2. ......................................

3. ......................................

4. ......................................

(vi) Usual residence

of each individual

who is a partner

1. ......................................

2. ......................................

3. ......................................

4. ......................................

(vii) Any other business

occupation of each

individual who is

a partner

1. ......................................

2. ......................................

3. ......................................

4. ......................................

SECOND SCHEDULE - (Contd.)

(viii) Corporate name and

registered or prin-

cipal office of every

corporation who is

a partner

1. ......................................

2. ......................................

(7) INDIVIDUALS ONLY

(Note 2)

(i) Forename and

surname to be stated in full

 

(ii) Particulars of any

previous forename

or surname

(Note 4)

 

(iii) Nationality

(Note 3)

 

(iv) Age

 

(v) Sex

 

(vi) Usual residence

 

(vii) Any other business

occupation

 

(8) CORPORATIONS ONLY

(Note 2)

 

SECOND SCHEDULE - (Contd.)

(i) Corporate name

 

(ii) Registered office

 

(iii) Principal Office

 

(9) Date of commencement of  business

 

(10) Additional particulars

in cases of nominees or

trustees

(Note 5)

 

(I) Particulars of every

person or corporation

on whose behalf

business is carried on

 

(i) Forenames and

surnames

(Note 4)

 

(ii) Any former forename or surname

(Note 4)

 

(iii) Nationality

(Note 3)

 

(iv) Usual residence

 

(v) Corporate name

 

 

(II) Additional particulars

in the case of agents

(Note 6)

 

(i) Business name and

address of any

foreign concern on

whose behalf business is carried on

 

Date ...........................                                     Signature ..........................

(Note 7)

To :   The Registrar of Companies,

P.O. Box142,

Victoria.

SECOND SCHEDULE - (Contd.)

(These notes are for guidance only)

Notes

FORM1 (To be printed at bottom of form or on reverse)

Note 1.    The address in addition to Post Office Box Number (if any) should clearly define the location of the principal place of business in sufficient detail to enable any person readily to attend thereat.

Note 2.    "Firm" means an unincorporated body of two or more individuals or of one or more individuals and one or more corporations or of two or more corporations who or which have entered into partnership with one another with a view to carrying on business for profit.

Note 3.    A person who is not a citizen of Seychelles shall also state his citizenship (if any).

Note 4.    A former name does not include a change of name which occurred before the persons whose name has been changed attained the age of 18 years or a period of not less than 20 years has elapsed since the change occurred, or a change of name by a woman in consequence of marriage. A married woman should, however, include the forename and surname of her husband in addition to her own forename and surname.

Note 5.    The additional particulars under Head 10 are required to be furnished by a firm, individual or corporation which carries on business wholly or mainly as a nominee or trustee for another person or corporation.

Note 6.    The additional particulars under Head 11 are required to be furnished where any firm, individual or corporation carries on business as general agent for any foreign concern. Provided that if such business is carried on as agent for three or more foreign concerns it shall be sufficient to state that fact specifying the countries in which such foreign concerns carry on business.

Note 7.    This statement is to be signed, in the case of an individual, by him and, in the case of a corporation, by a director or secretary and, in the case of a partnership, by all the individuals who are partners or by the director or secretary of all corporations, who are partners. In the case of a firm the statement may be signed by one individual who is a partner or by the director or secretary of a Corporation which is a partner, but only if verified by a sworn declaration.

SECOND SCHEDULE - (Contd.)

Form No. 2

REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES ACT

(Section 9)

Notification of change in Particulars

Business Name .............................................................

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following changes have been made or have occurred in respect of the Statement of Particulars registered pursuant to Section 6 of the Business Names Registration Act in respect of the above mentioned Business Name :-

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X

(1)     Business Name

__________________________________________________________________________

(2)     Address of Principal or

other place of business

_________________________________________________________________________

(3)     Nature of business

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(4)     Names of Partners

___________________________________________________________________

(5)     Date of Change

_________________________________________________________________________

 

                                                                                             Signature ...........................

X      Delete as applicable

To:    The Registrar of Companies,

Box142,

Victoria.

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SECOND SCHEDULE - (Contd.)

Form No. 3

REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES ACT

(Section 14)

Certificate of Registration

THIS CERTIFY that ..................................................... was this day registered under the Registration of Business Names Act.

The following statutory particulars have been registered

1.     Names or name of the

partners or individual :-

2.     Former name or names

of the partners or

individual

3.     Nationality of the partners

or individual

4.     Partners or individual

under the age of 21 years

at the date hereof.

 

Dated this                    day of                          19

 

(No .........)                                                                         Registrar of Companies.

 

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SECOND SCHEDULE - (Contd.)

Form No. 3

REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES ACT

(Section 15)

Notification of Ceasing to carry on Business

Business Name :- .......................................................

___________________________________________________________________________

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 15 of the Business Names Registration Act that the business registered under the above mentioned business name has ceased to be carried on as from the ........... day of ................... 19 ....

Dated this                                day of                          19

 

Signed .........................

 

To:    The Registrar of Companies,

Box 142,

Victoria.

 

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