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Sensitive Words

Companies House class some words, which are included in the Company Registration name, as sensitive words.
Our system automatically checks for sensitive words in your Company Formations name and then informs you of this, should you not notice them.
The Company Registrar are continually changing their list of sensitive words. To obtain a copy of the most recent Sensitive Words, please contact our office.
Some words only require some additional information to accompany the application and some words require special permission from various institutes etc. and can be included with your incorporation.



Class 1 Sensitive Words & Expressions

You will need the approval of the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry before you use any of the following words or expressions (or their plural or possessive forms) in your chosen company name.

The following 115 words fall under these restrictions:

Accredit

Accredit

You cannot use this word unless the department shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Accreditation Policy, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

Accreditation

Accreditation

You cannot use this word unless the department shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Department for Business Innovation & Skills, Accreditation Policy, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

Accredited

Accredited

You cannot use this word unless the department shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Department for Business Innovation & Skills, Accreditation Policy, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

Accrediting

Accrediting

You cannot use this word unless the department shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Department for Business Innovation & Skills, Accreditation Policy, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

Adjudicator

Adjudicator

This word normally implies the company has a quasi-judicial role similar to decisions made by a court of law, an administrative tribunal, an official ombudsman or government officials. You cannot use this word unless a government body or relevant body confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Association

Association

To use this word in your proposed name the company should normally be limited by guarantee. The articles of association should include objects that reflect the specific purpose of the company and a non-profit distribution clause, which provides that any profits should be used to further the objects of the company and not paid to the members as dividends. The articles should also include a one member one vote clause. These requirements do not apply if the company is a residents or tenants association.

Assurance

Assurance

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. Sensitive Business Names Team, Financial Conduct Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. Email: SensitiveBusinesN@fca.org.uk

Assurer

Assurer

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. Sensitive Business Names Team, Financial Conduct Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. Email: SensitiveBusinesN@fca.org.uk

Banc

Banc

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. Sensitive Business Names Team, Financial Conduct Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Bank

Bank

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS

Email: sensitivebusinessn@fsa.gov.uk

Banking

Banking

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS

Email: sensitivebusinessn@fsa.gov.uk

Benevolent

Benevolent

To use this word the company should normally be limited by guarantee. The articles of association should include objects that reflect the specific purpose of the company and a non-profit distribution clause, which provides that any profits should be used to further the objects of the company and not paid to the members as dividends. The articles should also include a one member one vote clause.

Britain

Britain

This word cannot be used in any part of your company name if it implies a connection with a government department or body, or a local or specified public authority unless
the relevant body confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. This applies even if the word is your surname.

If you wish to use it at the start of your company name or of Britain or of Great Britain anywhere in the name, you will need to demonstrate that the company is pre­ eminent or very substantial in its field by providing independent support from a representative body, trade association or other relevant body. If Britain or British is not the first word in the name it will normally be allowed.

If you want to use the word because it is a surname (and the name does not imply a connection with government), you will usually be given approval if the company name includes forenames or initials.

British

British

This word cannot be used in any part of your company name if it implies a connection with a government department or body, or a local or specified public authority unless
the relevant body confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. This applies even if the word is your surname.

If you wish to use it at the start of your company name or of Britain or of Great Britain anywhere in the name, you will need to demonstrate that the company is pre­ eminent or very substantial in its field by providing independent support from a representative body, trade association or other relevant body. If Britain or British is not the first word in the name it will normally be allowed.

If you want to use the word because it is a surname (and the name does not imply a connection with government), you will usually be given approval if the company name includes forenames or initials.

Chamber (s)

Chamber (s)

This expression could imply representative or government status. To support your application you will need to set out the reasons for using this expression and you will need to obtain the views (letter or email) of an appropriate body.

Chamber(s) of Commerce

Chamber(s) of Commerce

You cannot use Chamber of Commerce, Business, Enterprise, Industry, Trade or Training without a letter or email of non-objection from one of the following bodies:

England and Wales:

Email: info@britishchambers.org.uk

British Chambers of Commerce
65 Petty France
London
SW1H 9EU
http://www.britishchambers.org.uk/

Charitable

Charitable

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. England and Wales: New incorporation or business name:

Email (preferred): registrationapplications@charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk

Head of Registration
Charity Commission Direct
PO Box 1227
Liverpool
L69 3UG

Change of name:

If you are an existing registered charity changing its name and your current and proposed new name includes one of these words then your application should include a copy of the companys letterhead bearing the registered charity number. Subject to our normal examination checks, the new name will be approved.

Charity

Charity

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. England and Wales: New incorporation or business name:

Email (preferred): registrationapplications@charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk

Head of Registration
Charity Commission Direct
PO Box 1227
Liverpool L69 3UG

Change of name:

If you are an existing registered charity changing its name and your current and proposed new name includes one of these words then your application should include a copy of the companys letterhead bearing the registered charity number. Subject to our normal examination checks, the new name will be approved.

Charter

Charter

You cannot use the word Chartered in your proposed name without the consent of your professional body. If you decide to resubmit your application you will need to provide a letter or email of non-objection from the relevant body.

If you are an existing body and wish to incorporate as a company using Charter or Chartered in the name please provide evidence of your royal charter status. Please note, if you have already registered as a company, you cannot use this word in another company name. This does not apply to expressions such as Air Charter,Chartered Flights or Chartered Travel.

Chartered

Chartered

You cannot use the word Chartered in your proposed name without the consent of your professional body. If you decide to resubmit your application you will need to provide a letter or email of non-objection from the relevant body.

If you are an existing body and wish to incorporate as a company using Charter or Chartered in the name please provide evidence of your royal charter status. Please note, if you have already registered as a company, you cannot use this word in another company name. This does not apply to expressions such as Air Charter,Chartered Flights or Chartered Travel.

Chartered Accountants

Chartered Accountants

You cannot use the expression Chartered Accountant (or the abbreviation ICAEW) without the consent of one of the bodies shown below. If you decide to resubmit your application you will need to provide a letter or email of non-objection from the relevant body.

England and Wales:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Chartered Accountants' Hall
Moorgate Place
London EC2R 6EA

Email: contactus@icaew.com

Chartered Secretary

Chartered Secretary

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) it has no objection.

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
Saffron House
6-10 Kirby Street
London
EC1N 8TS
Email: membersupport@icsaglobal.com

Chartered Surveyor

Chartered Surveyor

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
RICS
Parliament Square
London SW1P 3AD

Email: contactrics@rics.org

Child Maintenance

Child Maintenance

These expressions imply a connection with services provided by the UK government. In England, Wales and Scotland services are provided by Child Maintenance Options, part of the Department for Work and Pensions and in Northern Ireland by Child Maintenance Choices. To use any of these expressions you will need to provide a copy of a letter or email of non-objection from one of these bodies. Further information can be found at:

England, Wales and Scotland www.cmoptions.org

Child Support

Child Support

These expressions imply a connection with services provided by the UK government. In England, Wales and Scotland services are provided by Child Maintenance Options, part of the Department for Work and Pensions and in Northern Ireland by Child Maintenance Choices. To use any of these expressions you will need to provide a copy of a letter or email of non-objection from one of these bodies. Further information can be found at:

England, Wales and Scotland www.cmoptions.org

Co-operative

Co-operative

Since 1 August 2014 the expressions Co-operative Society and Community Benefit Society can only be used in the name of a society registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. For further information and before applying to use Co-operative in a company or business name please visit the FCA website.

To use Co-operative in a company or business name you will need to meet the following conditions:

  • It should be owned and controlled by its members, customers or employees
  • Membership should be voluntary and open i.e. it should not be artificially restricted in order to increase the value of the business or its assets
  • Members should participate in the economic activity of the business
  • Profits should be distributed equally amongst the members or at least in proportion to the extent each member has participated in the business

These principles should be included in the companys articles of association or in the rules/constitution of an unincorporated business

Any application to use this word in a business name must include a copy of the rules or constitution document

Co-operative Society

Co-operative Society

This expression can only be included in the name of a society registered under the Cooperative
and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. For further information, please
contact the Financial Conduct Authority.

Email: consumer.queries@fca.org.uk
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Comptroller and Auditor General

Comptroller and Auditor General

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Corporate Secretariat National Audit Office
Elizabeth 2
151 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SS

Email: enquiries@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Council

Council

To use this word the company should normally be an independent advisory body; a deliberative assembly; or a governing, supervisory or representative body of an activity, trade, business or profession. Evidence must be produced to show that the company will be what it claims and that it has the support of whoever it claims it will
govern, supervise, or look to it for expertise.

You will also need to obtain a letter or email of non-objection from a government body, a local or specified public authority or a relevant body.

Dental

Dental

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

General Dental Council
Registration Development
37 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8DQ

Email: businessnames@gdc-uk.org

Dental Practitioner

Dental Practitioner

These words and expressions are controlled by the Dental Act 1984 and cannot be included in your chosen name without a letter or email of non-objection from the following body.

The Registrar
General Dental Council
37 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8DQ

Email: businessnames@gdc-uk.org

Dental Surgeon

Dental Surgeon

These words and expressions are controlled by the Dental Act 1984 and cannot be included in your chosen name without a letter or email of non-objection from the following body.

The Registrar
General Dental Council
37 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8DQ

Email: businessnames@gdc-uk.org

Dentist

Dentist

These words and expressions are controlled by the Dental Act 1984 and cannot be included in your chosen name without a letter or email of non-objection from the following body.

The Registrar
General Dental Council
37 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8DQ

Email: businessnames@gdc-uk.org

Dentistry

Dentistry

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

General Dental Council
Registration Development
37 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8DQ

Email: businessnames@gdc-uk.org

Duchess

Duchess

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. Contact:

England & Northern Ireland:
E-mail (faster & preferred): royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

or write to: Cabinet Office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word: information about the company/organisation and its future plans; its present administration and activities; details of any Royal or Government associations; details of leading members and membership numbers; publications and if appropriate accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents a street name, evidence of location; if the name is a surname; if it has long usage and any other relevant information

Duke

Duke

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. Contact:

England & Northern Ireland:
E-mail (faster & preferred): royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

or write to: Cabinet Office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word: information about the company/organisation and its future plans; its present administration and activities; details of any Royal or Government associations; details of leading members and membership numbers; publications and if appropriate accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents a street name, evidence of location; if the name is a surname; if it has long usage and any other relevant information

England

England

This word cannot be used in any part of your company name if it implies a connection with a government department or body, or a local or specified public authority unless the relevant body confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. This applies even
if the word is your surname.

If you wish to use this word at the start of your company name or of England anywhere in the name, you will need to show that the company is pre-eminent or very substantial in its field. You will also need to provide independent support from a representative body, trade association or other relevant body. The companys registered office or principal place of business must be in England.

If the word is used elsewhere in the name, the companys registered office or principal place of business must be in England.

If you want to use the word because it is a surname, you will usually be given approval if the company name includes forenames or initials.

English

English

This word cannot be used in any part of your company name if it implies a connection with a government department or body, or a local or specified public authority unless the relevant body confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. This applies even
if the word is your surname.

If you wish to use this word at the start of your company name or of England anywhere in the name, you will need to show that the company is pre-eminent or very substantial in its field. You will also need to provide independent support from a representative body, trade association or other relevant body. The companys registered office or principal place of business must be in England.

If the word is used elsewhere in the name, the companys registered office or principal place of business must be in England.

If you want to use the word because it is a surname, you will usually be given approval if the company name includes forenames or initials.

Enterprise Trust

Enterprise Trust

To use this expression in your proposed name (or if the company is this type of trust but does not include 'Enterprise' in the name) the company should normally be limited by guarantee and include a non-profit distribution clause in the articles of association. Companys objects should normally include activities that are intended to support the community, for example, by providing advice on business start up, opportunities for training and development, or removing barriers to further education etc.

To support your application you will need to obtain the views (letter or email) of a relevant body such as a local Chamber of Commerce, a local authority, a bank or any other relevant organisation.

Family Trust

Family Trust

To use this expression in your proposed name (or if the company is this type of trust but does not include 'Family' in the name) the company should normally be one set up to hold funds in trust for young children or other family members or one linked to a property where a family member will become the beneficiary.

The company should be limited by guarantee and the articles of association should include a non-profit distribution clause. The objects should reflect the purpose of the trust.

Federation

Federation

To use this word the company should normally be limited by guarantee. The articles of association should include objects that reflect the specific purpose of the company and a non-profit distribution clause, which provides that any profits should be used to further the objects of the company and not paid to the members as dividends. The articles should also include a one member one vote clause.

Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Conduct Authority

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Financial Reporting Council

Financial Reporting Council

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

General Counsel & Company Secretary
Financial Reporting Council
5th Floor, Aldwych House
71-91 Aldwych
London WC2B 4HN

Email: enquiries@frc.org.uk

Financial Services Authority

Financial Services Authority

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Foundation

Foundation

To use this word the company should normally be limited by guarantee. The articles of association should include objects that reflect the specific purpose of the company and a non-profit distribution clause, which provides that any profits should be used to further the objects of the company and not paid to the members as dividends.

The company should have a pool of money or a regular source of finance available to promote the objects. You will need to confirm this when you submit your application

Friendly Society

Friendly Society

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Fund

Fund

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Government

Government

You cannot use this word if it implies a connection with Her Majesty's Government. If there is a connection you will need to obtain a letter or email of non-objection from a government department or body

Health and Safety Executive

Health and Safety Executive

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

England, Wales and Scotland:

Health and Safety Executive
Redgrave Court Merton Road Bootle L20 7HS

Northern Ireland:

Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland
83 Ladas Drive
Belfast BT6 9FR

Email: mail@hseni.gov.uk

Health Centre

Health Centre

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

England:
Department of Health
Head of Brand Management
Skipton House
80 London Road
London SE1 6LH

Health Service

Health Service

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

England:
Department of Health
Head of Brand Management
Skipton House
80 London Road
London
SE1 6LH

Health Visitor

Health Visitor

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Peter Pinto de Sa
Head of Office of the Chair and Chief Executive
Nursing & Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place
London W1B 1PZ

Email:ceoffice@nmc-uk.org

Her Majesty

Her Majesty

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. England & Northern Ireland:

E-mail (faster and preferred):royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk or write to:

Cabinet Office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word: information about the company/organisation and its future plans; its present administration and activities; details of any Royal or Government associations; details of leading members and membership numbers; publications and if appropriate accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents a street name, evidence of location; if the name is a surname; if it has long usage and any other relevant information.

His Majesty

His Majesty

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. England & Northern Ireland:

E-mail (faster and preferred):royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk or write to:

Cabinet Office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word: information about the company/organisation and its future plans; its present administration and activities; details of any Royal or Government associations; details of leading members and membership numbers; publications and if appropriate accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents a street name, evidence of location; if the name is a surname; if it has long usage and any other relevant information.

House of Commons

House of Commons

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Corporate Officer of the House of Commons House of Commons Legal Services Office London SW1 0AA

House of Lords

House of Lords

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Corporate Officer of the House of Lords
Houses of Parliament
London
SW1A 0AA

Inspectorate

Inspectorate

This word implies the company has a quasi-judicial role similar to decisions made by a court of law, administrative tribunal or government officials.

You will need to obtain confirmation (letter or email) from a government body or a relevant body, that it has no objection.

Institute

Institute

Approval to use this word is normally given only to fully functioning organisations that are established in the field but operate under a different name. The range of activities
may vary but institutes are organisations that typically undertake research at the highest level or are professional bodies of the highest standing. The factors we will take into account include:

  • whether there is a good reason for establishing the institute
  • whether the activities are regulated or unregulated
  • whether the organisation already exists in some form
  • the nature of any work it provides for other organisations
  • the relevance and nature of support from existing organisations
  • whether the institute offers training leading to its own qualifications
  • whether the institute provides training or activities that support qualifications provided by other bodies such as universities or colleges
  • whether the institutes activities are supported by or associated with activities undertaken by a government body, an independent organisation established in the field or a funding organisation

You will need to obtain the written views (letter or email) of one or more relevant bodies.

Institution

Institution

Approval to use this word is normally given only to fully functioning organisations that are established in the field but operate under a different name. The range of activities
may vary but institutes are organisations that typically undertake research at the highest level or are professional bodies of the highest standing. The factors we will take into account include:

  • whether there is a good reason for establishing the institute
  • whether the activities are regulated or unregulated
  • whether the organisation already exists in some form
  • the nature of any work it provides for other organisations
  • the relevance and nature of support from existing organisations
  • whether the institute offers training leading to its own qualifications
  • whether the institute provides training or activities that support qualifications provided by other bodies such as universities or colleges
  • whether the institutes activities are supported by or associated with activities undertaken by a government body, an independent organisation established in the field or a funding organisation

You will need to obtain the written views (letter or email) of one or more relevant bodies.

Insurance

Insurance

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Insurer

Insurer

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Judicial Appointment

Judicial Appointment

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Ministry of Justice
Democracy, Constitution and Law Group
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9A

King

King

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

England & Northern Ireland:

E-mail (faster & preferred) royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk or write to:

Cabinet office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London
SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word; the history of the company/organisation and its future plans; details of any Royal or Government associations/leading members; details of leading members and membership numbers; details of any publications and if appropriate, accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents a street name, evidence of location; if the name is a surname; if it has long usage and any other relevant information.

Law Commission

Law Commission

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Ministry of Justice
Democracy, Constitution and Law Group
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ

Licensing

Licensing

This is normally associated with an authority that carries out licensing functions under the Licensing Act 2003. This includes, for example, the licensing of the sale of
alcohol, entertainment, films and clubs.

Evidence must be produced to show that the company will be what it claims, and that it has the support of whoever it claims it will govern or supervise.

You will also need to obtain a letter or email of non-objection a relevant body Such as a local or specified public authority.

Medical Centre

Medical Centre

You cannot use this expression in any part of the UK unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Office of the Permanent Secretary
Department of Health,
Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) C.4.15,
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 3SQ

Email: ops@dhsspsni.gov.uk

Midwife

Midwife

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Peter Pinto de Sa
Head of Office of the Chair and Chief Executive
Nursing & Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place
London
W1B 1PZ

Email:ceoffice@nmc-uk.org

Midwifery

Midwifery

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Peter Pinto de Sa
Head of Office of the Chair and Chief Executive
Nursing & Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place
London
W1B 1PZ

Email:ceoffice@nmc-uk.org

Mutual

Mutual

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

National Audit Office

National Audit Office

To use this expression or anything similar in your proposed name you must provide a
letter or email of non-objection from the body shown below.

Email: enquiries@nao.gsi.gov.uk
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SP

National Audit Office

National Audit Office

To use this expression or anything similar in your proposed name you must provide a
letter or email of non-objection from the body shown below.

Email: enquiries@nao.gsi.gov.uk
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SP

NHS

NHS

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Department of Health
Head of Brand Management
Skipton House
80 London Road
London
SE1 6LH

Nurse

Nurse

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that
it has no objection.

Peter Pinto de Sa
Head of Office of the Chair and Chief Executive
Nursing & Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place
London
W1B 1PZ

Email:ceoffice@nmc-uk.org

Nursing

Nursing

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Peter Pinto de Sa
Head of Office of the Chair and Chief Executive
Nursing & Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place
London
W1B 1PZ

Email:ceoffice@nmc-uk.org

Parliament

Parliament

You cannot use this word unless you provide a letter or email of non-objection from the bodies shown below.

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and separately
The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
Houses of Parliament
London
SW1A 0AA

Parliamentarian

Parliamentarian

You cannot use this word unless you provide a letter or email of non-objection from the bodies shown below.

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and separately
The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
Houses of Parliament
London
SW1A 0AA

Parliamentary

Parliamentary

You cannot use this word unless you provide a letter or email of non-objection from the bodies shown below.

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and separately
The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
Houses of Parliament
London
SW1A 0AA

Pensions Trust

Pensions Trust

To use the expression Pensions Trust or Staff Trust in your proposed name (or if the company is this type of trust but does not include Pension or Staff in the name) the companys objects should be to manage pension scheme funds held in trust. The name of the company should normally include the name of the parent company.

You may need to comply with the requirements of the Pensions Regulator at http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/
You may also need to be registered with Her Majestys Revenue and Customs.

Police

Police

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

England & Wales: Home Office
Policing Strategy Team Crime and Policing Group Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Polytechnic

Polytechnic

You cannot use this word unless the department shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Higher Education Governance
Level 3, Kingsgate House
66-74 Victoria Street
London
SW1E 6SW

Post Office

Post Office

The Post Office is part of Royal Mail Holdings plc, which is majority owned by the UK
government through the Shareholder Executive. You cannot use this expression without a letter or email of non-objection from:

Post Office Limited
148 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HQ

Prince

Prince

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. England & Northern Ireland:

E-mail (faster & preferred): royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk or write to:

Cabinet Office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London
SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word; information about the company/organisation and its future plans; its present administration and activities; details of any Royal or Government associations; details of leading members and membership numbers; details of any publications and if appropriate, accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents a street name, evidence of location; if the name is a surname; if it has long usage and any other relevant information.

Princess

Princess

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. England & Northern Ireland:

E-mail (faster & preferred): royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk or write to:

Cabinet Office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London
SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word; information about the company/organisation and its future plans; its present administration and activities; details of any Royal or Government associations; details of leading members and membership numbers; details of any publications and if appropriate, accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents a street name, evidence of location; if the name is a surname; if it has long usage and any other relevant information.

Prudential

Prudential

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Queen

Queen

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

England & Northern Ireland:

E-mail (preferred & faster): royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

or write to: Cabinet Office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London
SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word; information about the company/organisation and its future plans; its present administration and activities; details of any Royal or Government associations; details of leading members and membership numbers; details of any publications and if appropriate, accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents the name of a street please provide evidence of location; if the
name is a surname please include this information in your email (or letter); if appropriate, provide details of long usage and any other relevant information.

Reassurance

Reassurance

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Reassurer

Reassurer

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Registered Society

Registered Society

As the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulate Registered Societies (formerly Industrial and Provident Societies), you must provide an email or letter of non- objection from the FCA Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Registrar

Registrar

This word could imply that the company has a regulatory role such as a governing, supervisory or representative body of an activity, trade, business or profession. If this applies then evidence must be produced to show that the company will be what it claims, and that it has the support of whoever it claims it will govern or supervise.

You will also need to provide a letter or email of non-objection from a government body, a local or specified public authority or a relevant body.

Regulation Authority

Regulation Authority

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Regulator

Regulator

This word could imply that the company has a regulatory role such as a governing, supervisory or representative body of an activity, trade, business or profession.

Evidence must be produced to show that the company will be what it claims, and that it has the support of whoever it claims it will govern or supervise. You will also need to obtain confirmation (letter or email) from a government body, a local or specified public authority or a relevant body, that it has no objection.

Reinsurance

Reinsurance

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Reinsurer

Reinsurer

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Royal

Royal

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. Contact:

England & Northern Ireland:
E-mail (faster & preferred): royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
or write to:

Cabinet Office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London 
SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word information about the company/organisation and its future plans; its present administration and activities; details of any Royal or Government associations; details of leading members and membership numbers; details of any publications and if appropriate, accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents a street name, evidence of location; if the name is a surname; if it has long usage and any other relevant information.

Royalty

Royalty

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. Contact:

England & Northern Ireland:
E-mail (faster & preferred): royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
or write to:

Cabinet Office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London
SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word information about the company/organisation and its future plans; its present administration and activities; details of any Royal or Government associations; details of leading members and membership numbers; details of any publications and if appropriate, accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents a street name, evidence of location; if the name is a surname; if it has long usage and any other relevant information.

Scotland

Scotland

This word cannot be used in any part of your company name if it implies a connection with the Scottish Government, a government department or body, or a local or specified public authority unless the relevant body confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. This applies even if the word is your surname

If you wish to use this word at the start of your company name or of Scotland anywhere in the name, you will need to show that the company is pre-eminent or very substantial in its field. You will also need to provide independent support from a representative body, trade association or other relevant body The companys registered office or principal place of business should be in Scotland.

If the word is used elsewhere in the name, the companys registered office or principal
place of business should be in Scotland.

If you want to use the word because it is a surname, you will usually be given approval if the company name includes forenames or initials.

Scottish

Scottish

This word cannot be used in any part of your company name if it implies a connection with the Scottish Government, a government department or body, or a local or specified public authority unless the relevant body confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. This applies even if the word is your surname

If you wish to use this word at the start of your company name or of Scotland anywhere in the name, you will need to show that the company is pre-eminent or very substantial in its field. You will also need to provide independent support from a representative body, trade association or other relevant body The companys registered office or principal place of business should be in Scotland.

If the word is used elsewhere in the name, the companys registered office or principal
place of business should be in Scotland.

If you want to use the word because it is a surname, you will usually be given approval if the company name includes forenames or initials.

Sheffield

Sheffield

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

The Company of Cutlers
C/O Hulse & Co,
15 Jessops Riverside,
Brightside Lane,
Sheffield,
S9 2RX

Social Service

Social Service

This expression implies a connection with a local authority Social Services department with access rights to sensitive personal information. You will not be able to use this word unless the appropriate local authority or other relevant body confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Society

Society

To use this word the company should normally be limited by guarantee. The articles of association should include objects that reflect the specific purpose of the company and a non-profit distribution clause, which provides that any profits should be used to further the objects of the company and not paid to the members as dividends. The articles should also include a one member one vote clause.

Special School

Special School

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

England:
Department for Education
2 St Paul's Place
125 Norfolk Street
Sheffield
S1 2FJ

Standards

Standards

You cannot use this word if it implies that the company has a regulatory role such as a governing, supervisory or representative body of an activity, trade, business or profession. Evidence must be produced to show that the company will be what it claims, and that it has the support of whoever it claims it will govern or supervise.

You will also need to obtain a letter or email of non-objection from a government body, a local or specified public authority or a relevant body.

Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

The Governor and Company of the Bank of England

The Governor and Company of the Bank of England

To use this expression or anything similar in your proposed name you must provide a
letter or email of non-objection from the body shown below.

Email: enquiries@bankofengland.co.uk
Bank of England
Threadneedle Street
London
EC2R 8AH

The Pensions Advisory Service

The Pensions Advisory Service

You cannot use this expression unless the department shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Department for Work and Pensions
Protection and Stewardship,
7 floor, Caxton House
6-12 Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NA

Trade Union

Trade Union

Section 10 (3) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, prohibits a trade union from being registered as a company under the Companies Act
2006.

Tribunal

Tribunal

This word could imply that the company has a regulatory role such as a governing, supervisory or representative body of an activity, trade, business or profession. If this applies, evidence must be produced to show that the company will be what it claims, and that it has the support of whoever it claims it will govern or supervise.

You will also need to provide a letter or email of non-objection from a government body, a local or specified public authority or a relevant body.

Trust

Trust

Approval to use the word trust depends on the reasons you wish to use it in your proposed name. We will consider each application on its merits but to use this word your organisation should normally be one of the following trusts:

  • Artistic,
  • Educational,
  • Charitable,
  • Enterprise,
  • Family Investment,
  • Financial, Pensions,
  • Staff
  • Unit Trust

The requirements for the approval are set out below:
Trust - Please note - the relevant charity Regulator should not be contacted about the word trust. To use the word trust the company should normally be limited by guarantee and a non-profit distribution clause should be included in the articles of association. The objects of the company should be charitable in nature, for example, the prevention or relief of poverty or disadvantaged people or the advancement of education, religion, the arts, culture, heritage or science.

Underwrite

Underwrite

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Underwriting

Underwriting

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Unit Trust

Unit Trust

To use the expression Unit Trust (including if the company is this type of trust but does not include Unit in the name) the company should be one which is a type of open ended collective investment fund. The FCA regulates unit trusts in the UK under their Collective Investment Scheme rules.

To use this expression you will need to obtain a letter or email of non-objection from:

Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

University

University

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Use where the registered office of the proposed company will be in:

England and Wales:
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Higher Education Governance
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Wales

Wales

This word cannot be used in any part of your company name if it implies a connection with the Welsh Government, a government department or body, or a local or specified public authority unless the relevant body confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. This applies even if the word is your surname.

If you wish to use this word at the start of your company name or of Wales anywhere in the name, you will need to show that the company is pre-eminent or very substantial in its field.

To support your application you will also need to obtain the views (letter or email) of a representative body, trade association or other relevant body. The companys registered office or principal place of business should be in Wales.

If the word is used elsewhere in the name, the companys registered office or principal place of business must be in Wales.

If you want to use the word because it is a surname, it will normally be allowed if you include forenames or initials.

Welsh

Welsh

This word cannot be used in any part of your company name if it implies a connection with the Welsh Government, a government department or body, or a local or specified public authority unless the relevant body confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. This applies even if the word is your surname.

If you wish to use this word at the start of your company name or of Wales anywhere in the name, you will need to show that the company is pre-eminent or very substantial in its field.

To support your application you will also need to obtain the views (letter or email) of a representative body, trade association or other relevant body. The companys registered office or principal place of business should be in Wales.

If the word is used elsewhere in the name, the companys registered office or principal place of business must be in Wales.

If you want to use the word because it is a surname, it will normally be allowed if you include forenames or initials.

Windsor

Windsor

You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) it has no objection.

England & Northern Ireland:
E-mail (faster & preferred): royalnames@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

or write to:
Cabinet Office
Constitutional Policy Team
4th Floor (South 1)
1 Horse Guards Road
London
SW1A 2HQ

To support and speed up your application please email the Cabinet Office with as much information as possible such as the reason(s) you wish to use this word; information about the company/organisation and its future plans; its present administration and activities; details of any Royal or Government associations; details of leading members and membership numbers; details of any publications and if appropriate, accounts for the last 3 years.

If you wish to use the name to represent an existing public house, hotel or similar establishment please provide evidence including the length of time it has existed; if the name represents a street name, evidence of location; if the name is a surname; if it has long usage and any other relevant information.

 

Class 2 Sensitive Words & Expressions

Words or expressions in the following list need the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use any of them in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

The following 31 words fall under these restrictions:

SE

SE

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression in this form (upper or lower case) at the start or end of your proposed name unless you are a Societas Europaea (European Company). 

Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board

Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) it has no objection.

Financial Reporting Council
8th Floor
125 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5AS

Email: enquiries@frc.org.uk

Accounting Council

Accounting Council

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) it has no objection.

Financial Reporting Council
8th Floor
125 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5AS

Email: enquiries@frc.org.uk

Actuarial Council

Actuarial Council

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) it has no objection.

Financial Reporting Council
8th Floor
125 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5AS

Email: enquiries@frc.org.uk

Agency

Agency

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

This word will normally be allowed provided it does not imply a connection with a government department or body, or a local or specified public authority unless the relevant body confirms (letter or email) it has no objection.

Assembly

Assembly

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this word if it implies a connection with a government department or body, or a local or specified public authority unless the relevant body confirms (letter or email) it has no objection

Audit and Assurance Council

Audit and Assurance Council

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) it has no objection.

Financial Reporting Council
8th Floor
125 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5AS

Email: enquiries@frc.org.uk

Border Agency

Border Agency

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

As these expressions imply a connection with the Border Force or UK Visas and Immigration, (both part of the Home Office), you must provide an email or letter of non-objection from the Home Office.

Email: public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Border Force

Border Force

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

As these expressions imply a connection with the Border Force or UK Visas and Immigration, (both part of the Home Office), you must provide an email or letter of non-objection from the Home Office.

Email: public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

This expression implies a connection with the Her Majestys Government. You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AS

Commonhold Association

Commonhold Association

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use the expression Commonhold Association in your proposed name unless the company is a Commonhold Association and meets the requirements of The Commonhold (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI No. 2363). In addition this expression can only be used at the end of your proposed name. These regulations also require the company to be limited by guarantee.

Crime Squad

Crime Squad

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

As these expressions imply a connection with activities carried out by the National Crime Agency (NCA), you must provide an email or letter of non-objection from the NCA.

Email: communication@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk

National Crime Agency
Units 1-6 Citadel Place
Tinworth Street
London
SE11 5EF

Criminal Intelligence Service

Criminal Intelligence Service

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

As these expressions imply a connection with activities carried out by the National Crime Agency (NCA), you must provide an email or letter of non-objection from the NCA.

Email: communication@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk

National Crime Agency
Units 1-6 Citadel Place
Tinworth Street
London
SE11 5EF

Crown Estate

Crown Estate

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression in a proposed name because it implies a connection with the Crown Estate organisation, which manages property and land owned by the
Sovereign on behalf of Her Majestys Government.

If you decide to submit your application you will need to include a copy of a letter or email of non-objection from the relevant Crown Estates office. Further information about the Crown Estate can be found at

http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/contact-us/

EMAS

EMAS

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

England, Wales and Scotland:

Health and Safety Executive
(1G) Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
L20 7HS

Employment Medical Advisory Service

Employment Medical Advisory Service

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

England, Wales and Scotland:

Health and Safety Executive
(1G) Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
L20 7HS

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression because it implies a connection with the Department of Health or activities provided by a local authority.

If you decide to resubmit your application please provide a copy of a letter or email of non-objection from the Department of Health or relevant local authority.

Higher Education

Higher Education

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection. If you decide to submit your application please provide a copy of the letter or email of non-objection.

England:
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Higher Education Governance
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Home Office

Home Office

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

If this expression implies a connection with the Home Office you will need to obtain a letter or email of non-objection from

Home Office
Direct Communications Unit
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Email: public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Industrial and Provident Society

Industrial and Provident Society

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or
email) it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS
Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Notarial

Notarial

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this word or expression in your proposed name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use this title.

England & Wales
The Faculty Office
1 The Sanctuary
London
SW1P 3JT

Email: faculty.office@thesanctary.com

Notary

Notary

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this word or expression in your proposed name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use this title.

England & Wales
The Faculty Office
1 The Sanctuary
London
SW1P 3JT

Email: faculty.office@thesanctary.com

Notary Public

Notary Public

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this word or expression in your proposed name unless the body
shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use this title.
England & Wales
The Faculty Office
1 The Sanctuary
London
SW1P 3JT

Email: faculty.office@thesanctary.com

Nuclear Installation

Nuclear Installation

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

The Office for Nuclear regulation (ONR) is responsible for the licensing and regulation of all Nuclear installations in the UK. To support your application, you must provide an email or letter of non-objection from the ONR.

Email: ONRenquiries@onr.gsi.gov.uk

Office for Nuclear Regulation Building
4 Redgrave Court Merton Road
Bootle
L20 7HS

Primary Education

Primary Education

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression if your proposed name implies a connection with education services provided by a local authority. If appropriate you should include a copy of a letter or email of non-objection from a relevant local authority

Scrivener

Scrivener

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this word/expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use this title.

The Faculty Office
1 The Sanctuary
London
SW1P 3JT

Email: faculty.office@thesanctary.com

Scrivener Notary

Scrivener Notary

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this word/expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use this title.

The Faculty Office
1 The Sanctuary
London
SW1P 3JT

Email: faculty.office@thesanctary.com

Secondary Education

Secondary Education

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

You cannot use this expression if your proposed name implies a connection with education services provided by a local authority. If appropriate your application should include a copy of a letter or email of non-objection from a relevant local authority.

Select Committee

Select Committee

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

This expression normally implies a connection with the House of Commons. You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Corporate Officer of the House of Commons Houses of Commons Legal Services Office
London
SW1A 0AA

Serious Organised Crime

Serious Organised Crime

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

As this expression could imply a connection with activities carried out by the National
Crime Agency (NCA), you must provide an email or letter of non-objection from the
NCA.

Email: communication@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk
National Crime Agency
Units 1-6 Citadel Place
Tinworth Street
London
SE11 5EF

SOCA

SOCA

This word or expression needs the approval of the Secretary of State.

If you want to use it in your company name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use.

When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

As this expression could imply a connection with activities carried out by the National
Crime Agency (NCA), you must provide an email or letter of non-objection from the
NCA.

Email: communication@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk
National Crime Agency
Units 1-6 Citadel Place
Tinworth Street
London
SE11 5EF
As this expression could imply a connection with activities carried out by the National
Crime Agency (NCA), you must provide an email or letter of non-objection from the
NCA.

Email: communication@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk
National Crime Agency
Units 1-6 Citadel Place
Tinworth Street
London
SE11 5EF

 

Class 3 Sensitive Words & Expressions

Certain words or expressions are covered by other legislation and their use in company names might be a criminal offence.

If you want to use any of these words or expressions in your company name, then you should contact the relevant regulatory authority or ask us for advice before proceeding.

We may seek independent advice from the relevant body.

The following 87 words fall under these restrictions:

Anzac

Anzac

This word is protected under section 1 of the Anzac (Restriction on Trade Use of Word) Act 1916 and will not be allowed in a company or business name.

Architect

Architect

With the exception of naval architect, landscape architect or golf-course architect, the use of this word is controlled under section 20 of the Architects Registration Act 1997.

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Architects Registration Board
8 Weymouth Street
London W1W 5BU

Email: info@arb.org.uk

Art Therapist

Art Therapist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B.

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Arts Psychotherapist

Arts Psychotherapist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Atius

Atius

The Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995 protects this expression including
plurals, translations and anything similar. Its use in a company or business name
could commit an offence. If you decide to proceed with your application, please seek
the views of the BOA and include a copy of their response.

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com
British Olympic Association
60 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 2NU

Attorney General

Attorney General

You cannot use this expression because it implies a connection with the office of the Attorney General, the chief legal advisor to the Crown.

Bachelor of Medicine

Bachelor of Medicine

This expression is a protected title controlled by section 49 of the Medical Act 1983. You cannot use this expression in your company name unless your professional body confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

Biomedical Scientist

Biomedical Scientist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Building Society

Building Society

You cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 North Colonnade Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS

Email: SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Chemist

Chemist

These words and expressions are protected titles and controlled by section 78 of the Medicines Act 1968. You cannot use any of these titles in your company name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

England, Wales and Scotland:
The General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LQ

Chiropodist

Chiropodist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Chiropractic Physician

Chiropractic Physician

These words and expressions are controlled by the Chiropractors Act 1994. You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

The Chief Executive,
General Chiropractiuc Council,
44 Wicklow Street,
London,
WC1X 9HL

Email: enquiries@gcc-uk.org

Chiropractic Practitioner

Chiropractic Practitioner

These words and expressions are controlled by the Chiropractors Act 1994. You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

The Chief Executive,
General Chiropractiuc Council,
44 Wicklow Street,
London,
WC1X 9HL

Email: enquiries@gcc-uk.org

Chiropractioner

Chiropractioner

These words and expressions are controlled by the Chiropractors Act 1994. You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

The Chief Executive,
General Chiropractiuc Council,
44 Wicklow Street,
London,
WC1X 9HL

Email: enquiries@gcc-uk.org

Chiropractor

Chiropractor

These words and expressions are controlled by the Chiropractors Act 1994. You cannot use this word unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

The Chief Executive,
General Chiropractiuc Council,
44 Wicklow Street,
London,
WC1X 9HL

Email: enquiries@gcc-uk.org

Ciatus, Altius, Forius, Faster, Higher, Stronger

Ciatus, Altius, Forius, Faster, Higher, Stronger

The words Olympic, Olympian, Olympiad, Paralympic, Paralympian and Paralympiad plus their plurals, translations and anything similar to them are protected by the Olympic Symbol ect (Protection) Act 1995. To use any of these words and expressions you must obtain the writted consent of:

British Olympic Association,
60 Charlotte Street,
London,
W1T 2NU

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com

Citius

Citius

The Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995 protects this expression including
plurals, translations and anything similar. Its use in a company or business name
could commit an offence. If you decide to proceed with your application, please seek
the views of the BOA and include a copy of their response.

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com
British Olympic Association
60 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 2NU

Clinical psychologist

Clinical psychologist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Clinical Scientist

Clinical Scientist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Community Benefit Society

Community Benefit Society

This expression can only be used by a society registered under the Co-operative and
Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. For further information, please contact the body
shown below.

Email: consumer.queries@fca.org.uk
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Contact Lense

Contact Lense

You cannot use this expression unless you are a registered medical practitioner, a registered optometrist or a registered dispensing optitian authorised to carry out this activity. You will need to provide evidence of registration with your application. Alternatively, if you are a manufacturer or supplier of contact lenses you will need to confirm this in writing with you application.

Counselling Psychologist

Counselling Psychologist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Credit Union

Credit Union

This expression is controlled by the Credit Union Act 1979. you cannot use this expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

Sensitive Names Team,
Financial Conduct Authority,
25 The North Colonnade,
Canary Wharf,
London
E14 5HS

Email: SensitivebusinessN@fca.org.uk

Diagnostic Radiographer

Diagnostic Radiographer

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Dietician

Dietician

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Dietitian

Dietitian

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Dispensing Chemist

Dispensing Chemist

These words and expressions are protected titles and controlled by section 78 of the Medicines Act 1968. You cannot use any of these titles in your company name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

England, Wales and Scotland:
The General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LQ

Dispensing Druggist

Dispensing Druggist

These words and expressions are protected titles and controlled by section 78 of the Medicines Act 1968. You cannot use any of these titles in your company name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

England, Wales and Scotland:
The General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LQ

Dispensing Optician

Dispensing Optician

This expression is controlled by the Opticians Act 1989. You cannot use it unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

The Registrar,
General Optical Council,
41 Harley Street,
London
W1G 8DJ

Email: goc@optical.org

Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine

The Medical Act 1983 protects this title. Your application must include evidence you
are authorised to use this title, such as a copy of your practising certificate or
evidence of your inclusion on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners.

Drama Therapist

Drama Therapist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Druggist

Druggist

These words and expressions are protected titles and controlled by section 78 of the Medicines Act 1968. You cannot use any of these titles in your company name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

England, Wales and Scotland:
The General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LQ

Educational Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Enrolled Optician

Enrolled Optician

This expression is controlled by the Opticians Act 1989. You cannot use it unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

The Registrar,
General Optical Council,
41 Harley Street,
London
W1G 8DJ

Email: goc@optical.org

Faster

Faster

The Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995 protects these words including their
plurals, translations and anything similar. Its use in a company or business name
could commit an offence. If you decide to proceed with your application, please seek
the views of the BOA and include a copy of their response.

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com
British Olympic Association
60 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 2NU

Forensic Psychologist

Forensic Psychologist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Fortius

Fortius

The Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995 protects this expression including
plurals, translations and anything similar. Its use in a company or business name
could commit an offence. If you decide to proceed with your application, please seek
the views of the BOA and include a copy of their response.

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com
British Olympic Association
60 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 2NU

General Practitioner

General Practitioner

This expression is a protected title controlled by section 49 of the Medical Act 1983. You cannot use this expression in your company name unless your professional body professional body confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

Geneva Cross

Geneva Cross

This expression is controlled by the Geneva Convention Act 1957 and will not be permitted for use in a company name.

Health Psychologist

Health Psychologist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Hearing Aid Dispenser

Hearing Aid Dispenser

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Higher

Higher

The Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995 protects these words including their
plurals, translations and anything similar. Its use in a company or business name
could commit an offence. If you decide to proceed with your application, please seek
the views of the BOA and include a copy of their response.

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com
British Olympic Association
60 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 2NU

Music Therapist

Music Therapist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Occupational Psychologist

Occupational Psychologist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Olympiad

Olympiad

The words Olympic, Olympian, Olympiad, Paralympic, Paralympian and Paralympiad plus their plurals, translations and anything similar to them are protected by the Olympic Symbol ect (Protection) Act 1995. To use any of these words and expressions you must obtain the writted consent of:

British Olympic Association,
60 Charlotte Street,
London,
W1T 2NU

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com

Olympian

Olympian

The words Olympic, Olympian, Olympiad, Paralympic, Paralympian and Paralympiad plus their plurals, translations and anything similar to them are protected by the Olympic Symbol ect (Protection) Act 1995. To use any of these words and expressions you must obtain the writted consent of:

British Olympic Association,
60 Charlotte Street,
London,
W1T 2NU

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com

Olympic

Olympic

The words Olympic, Olympian, Olympiad, Paralympic, Paralympian and Paralympiad plus their plurals, translations and anything similar to them are protected by the Olympic Symbol ect (Protection) Act 1995. To use any of these words and expressions you must obtain the writted consent of:

British Olympic Association,
60 Charlotte Street,
London,
W1T 2NU

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com

Operating Department Practitioner

Operating Department Practitioner

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Ophthalmic Opticial

Ophthalmic Opticial

This expression is controlled by the Opticians Act 1989. You cannot use it unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

The Registrar,
General Optical Council,
41 Harley Street,
London
W1G 8DJ

Email: goc@optical.org

Optician

Optician

This expression is controlled by the Opticians Act 1989. You cannot use it unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

The Registrar,
General Optical Council,
41 Harley Street,
London
W1G 8DJ

Email: goc@optical.org

Optometrist

Optometrist

This expression is controlled by the Opticians Act 1989. You cannot use it unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

The Registrar,
General Optical Council,
41 Harley Street,
London
W1G 8DJ

Email: goc@optical.org

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey

You cannot use the expression in your proposed name unless the bofy shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

Ordanance Survey,
Explorer House,
Adanac Drive,
Southampton,
SO16 0AS

Email: Customerservices@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Orthoptist

Orthoptist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Orthotist

Orthotist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Paralympiad

Paralympiad

The words Olympic, Olympian, Olympiad, Paralympic, Paralympian and Paralympiad plus their plurals, translations and anything similar to them are protected by the Olympic Symbol ect (Protection) Act 1995. To use any of these words and expressions you must obtain the writted consent of:

British Olympic Association,
60 Charlotte Street,
London,
W1T 2NU

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com

Paralympian

Paralympian

The words Olympic, Olympian, Olympiad, Paralympic, Paralympian and Paralympiad plus their plurals, translations and anything similar to them are protected by the Olympic Symbol ect (Protection) Act 1995. To use any of these words and expressions you must obtain the writted consent of:

British Olympic Association,
60 Charlotte Street,
London,
W1T 2NU

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com

Paralympic

Paralympic

The words Olympic, Olympian, Olympiad, Paralympic, Paralympian and Paralympiad plus their plurals, translations and anything similar to them are protected by the Olympic Symbol ect (Protection) Act 1995. To use any of these words and expressions you must obtain the writted consent of:

British Olympic Association,
60 Charlotte Street,
London,
W1T 2NU

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com

Paramedic

Paramedic

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical

These words and expressions are protected titles and controlled by section 78 of the Medicines Act 1968. You cannot use any of these titles in your company name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

England, Wales and Scotland:
The General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LQ

Pharmaceutical Chemist

Pharmaceutical Chemist

These words and expressions are protected titles and controlled by section 78 of the Medicines Act 1968. You cannot use any of these titles in your company name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

England, Wales and Scotland:
The General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LQ

Pharmaceutical Druggist

Pharmaceutical Druggist

These words and expressions are protected titles and controlled by section 78 of the Medicines Act 1968. You cannot use any of these titles in your company name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

England, Wales and Scotland:
The General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LQ

Pharmaceutist

Pharmaceutist

These words and expressions are protected titles and controlled by section 78 of the Medicines Act 1968. You cannot use any of these titles in your company name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

England, Wales and Scotland:
The General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LQ

Pharmacist

Pharmacist

These words and expressions are protected titles and controlled by section 78 of the Medicines Act 1968. You cannot use any of these titles in your company name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

England, Wales and Scotland:
The General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LQ

Pharmacy

Pharmacy

These words and expressions are protected titles and controlled by section 78 of the Medicines Act 1968. You cannot use any of these titles in your company name unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title.

England, Wales and Scotland:
The General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LQ

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Physician

Physician

This word is a protected title controlled by section 49 of the Medical Act 1983. You cannot use it in your company name unless your professional body confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title. Email: goc@optical.org

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Podiatrist

Podiatrist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Practitioner Psychologist

Practitioner Psychologist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Prothetist

Prothetist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Radiographer

Radiographer

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council, 
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Red Crescent

Red Crescent

These expressions are protected controlled by the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 and will not be permitted for use in a company or business name.

Red Cross

Red Cross

These expressions are protected controlled by the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 and will not be permitted for use in a company or business name.

Red Lion and Sun

Red Lion and Sun

These expressions are protected controlled by the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 and will not be permitted for use in a company or business name.

Registered Optician

Registered Optician

This expression is controlled by the Opticians Act 1989. You cannot use it unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that is has no objection.

The Registrar,
General Optical Council,
41 Harley Street,
London
W1G 8DJ

Email: goc@optical.org

Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Solicitor

Solicitor

Different Requirements apply for companies Registered in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

ENGLAND AND WALES:
Email (preferred): operations@sra.org.uk
The Solicitors Regulatory Authority,
Operations,
The Cube,
199 Wharfside Street,
Birmingham,
B1 1RN

SCOTLAND:
The Law Society of Scotland,
26 Drumsheugh Gardens,
Edinburgh,
EH3 7YR

NORTHERN IRELAND:
The Law Society of Northern Ireland
96 Victoria Street,
Belfast,
BT1 3GN

Speech and Language Therapist

Speech and Language Therapist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Speech Therapist

Speech Therapist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Spirit in Motion

Spirit in Motion

The Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995 protects this expression including
plurals, translations and anything similar. Its use in a company or business name
could commit an offence. If you decide to proceed with your application, please seek
the views of the BOA and include a copy of their response.

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com
British Olympic Association
60 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 2NU

Sport and Exercise Psychologist

Sport and Exercise Psychologist

These words and expressions are protected titles and require prior approval (letter or email) from the Health Professions Council who can be contacted at:

Registration Department,
Health Professions Council,
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road,
London
SE11 4B

Email: registration@hpc-uk.org

Stronger

Stronger

The Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995 protects these words including their
plurals, translations and anything similar. Its use in a company or business name
could commit an offence. If you decide to proceed with your application, please seek
the views of the BOA and include a copy of their response.

Email: brandprotection@teamgb.com
British Olympic Association
60 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 2NU

Surgeon

Surgeon

This word is a protected title controlled by section 49 of the Medical Act 1983. You cannot use this word in your company name unless your professional body confirms (letter or email) that you are authorised to use the relevant title. Email: gmc@gmc-uk.org

Vet

Vet

These words and expressions are controlled by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. You cannot use this word or expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

The Registrar,
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons,
62-64 Horseferry Rd,
London,
SW1P 2AF

Email: info@ rcvs.org.uk

Veterinary Practitioner

Veterinary Practitioner

These words and expressions are controlled by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. You cannot use this word or expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

The Registrar,
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons,
62-64 Horseferry Rd,
London,
SW1P 2AF

Email: info@ rcvs.org.uk

Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

These words and expressions are controlled by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. You cannot use this word or expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

The Registrar,
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons,
62-64 Horseferry Rd,
London,
SW1P 2AF

Email: info@ rcvs.org.uk

Veterniary

Veterniary

These words and expressions are controlled by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. You cannot use this word or expression unless the body shown below confirms (letter or email) that it has no objection.

The Registrar,
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons,
62-64 Horseferry Rd,
London,
SW1P 2AF

Email: info@ rcvs.org.uk