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14-11-2003, 07:29 PM
Im ready to start up my business but I'm confused on how to 'own' the business I start.

For instance, since I dont have anywhere to register my business name, how do I prove I own it and stop someone else from claiming it?

If I started a LLP then I would have to register the name with the companies house, which could then provide me the 'proof' of ownership.

17-11-2003, 11:01 AM
Hi Nana,

I suppose proof of ownership will come when you register with the Inland Revenue - this must be done within three months of starting trading.

You may be able to find some useful information at:


In addition, if you register with Shell LiveWIRE, you will receive details of your local co-ordinator, with whom you can arrange a meeting to discuss this and any other business queries you have.

To register at www.shell-livewire.org, choose 'Click to Register' below the briefcase on the left-hand side of the homepage.