Intellectual Property (IPO)

Intellectual Property including its abbreviated IPO are sensitive expressions.

This expression and the abbreviation will normally be allowed provided your proposed company name does not imply a connection with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

If your company name is likely to imply a connection, approval is required from the Intellectual Property office.

Correspondingly, you must provide a copy of the letter of non-objection from Intellectual Property Office to Companies House.

Intellectual Property Office

AddressIntellectual Property Office
Patents Legal Section
Concept House
Cardiff Road
Newport
NP10 8QQ
Emailenquiries@ipo.gov.uk
Source: GOV.UK

Company name availability check

You can use the Company name availability checker to check if your proposed company name is still available for registration.

How to register a company?

Concise Accountants provide company formation services. Our accountants will handle the incorporation of your limited company from start to finish. We will also advise you whether your supporting evidence is sufficient to support the use of ‘Intellectual Property’ or ‘IPO’ in your company name.

Universally, your company’s registered office must be a real address. Companies House would not accept P O Box numbers as your registered office address.

Maintain your limited company

You would have to submit a few documents with the UK Authorities every year.

Firstly, at every anniversary of your company, you are required to prepare and submit your confirmation statement with Companies House. The confirmation statement is a snapshot of information about your company shares structure, directors, shareholders and registered office.

On the same note, you must also inform Companies House if your company details changed. For example, you appoint a new director or your registered office address has changed.

Additionally, you must submit your company accounts to Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). For HMRC, you must include your corporation tax return together with your company accounts.

Other sensitive or reserved words

Click here for other sensitive words that require you to obtain a consent to use in your company or business name in the United Kingdom.

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