Do away with changing the company name in minutes with automatically generated notices and protocols, signing, updating of articles of association and reporting to the Brønnøysund registers.
The general meeting can decide to change the company’s name. Since names appear in the articles of association , the decision requires at least a 2/3 majority of both the represented votes and the represented share capital.
A company name must not be identical to a company name that has been, or will be, registered after notification has already been received to the Companies Register, unless there is consent from the relevant rights holder. A company name must at least consist of a combination of three letters from the Norwegian alphabet.
Other restrictions in the Business Names Act also apply, such as that the name must not contravene the law, public order or morals.
The name is considered to have changed from the time of adoption, unless a later date appears from the general meeting’s decision. However, the new name will not appear in public registers or in the company certificate until it is registered in the Brønnøysund registers.
The decision to change the name is registered directly both on the dCompany platform and in the Brønnøysund registers.
Good to know
- The articles of association are automatically updated with a new company name.
- The decision can be sent to the Brønnøysund registers directly from the platform. The only thing you need to do is have the right person sign the register message in Altinn.