How to upgrade your business name to a limited liability company in Nigeria

How to upgrade your business name to a limited liability company in Nigeria

December 09, 2021

To upgrade your business Name to a Limited liability company, you must first apply for the consent to upgrade your business Name from the Registrar of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). If it is denied, you won’t be able to proceed.

It can be denied on the basis that a company already exist with a similar name or for whatever reason the registrar deems fit. However, upon approval of a request for consent, you can proceed with the application online.

The application for consent is done on the CAC portal. After approval, you can then input the required details for the registration of a limited liability company. The details required here includes details of the company’s shareholders, directors and company secretary where applicable.

This new application process is totally different from the old process where a business name owner was required to apply for cessation of business before proceeding with upgrade.

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618 Bees can help you quickly and easily help you upgrade your Business Name to a Limited Liability Company in Nigeria. Log on to our website www.618bees.com or email hello@618bees.com, or give us a call on +2349017190079. 618 Bees will complete your registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

 

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked

  • When are Annual Returns due for filing?

    A company’s first Annual Returns are due for filing after 18 months of its inception, subsequently it should be filed annually as the name implies. The filing dates could differ for each company depending on their financial year end but must be filed not later than 42 days after its Annual General Meeting.

    The Annual Returns for Business Names is due not later than the 30th of June each year except in the year the business was registered.

  • What is the first thing I must do to register a business in Nigeria?

    To register a business in Nigeria; you would need to conduct a name search of the business. You can achieve this using your CAC-CRP account.

  • What is an execution clause in a contract?

    This is the section in which the parties sign the contract or agreement.

  • What are the product categories available when registering with NAFDAC?

    The product categories include: Food, Cosmetics, Drug, Medical Device, Agro-Chemicals & Pesticide, Veterinary Products, Vaccines & Biologicals, Herbal and Nutraceuticals and Water

  • What is personal data?

    This is any information that can be used to identify an identifiable human person such passport photograph.

  • What do I need for a trademark search in Nigeria?

    To do a trademark search you will need the name or/and logo (device) of the trademark to be searched and the Class of the trademark that accurately describes it.

  • Is there a penalty for late renewal of registration of products with NAFDAC?

    Yes, there is a late renewal fee, which is dependent on the category of the product.

  • What’s the difference between a business name and an LLC?
    • A business name is a sole proprietorship, usually owned and managed by one individual only. Legally, the sole proprietor and his business are one. It simply means an individual trading with an alias. The sole proprietor is personally liable for all business related obligations.

    • A limited liability company on the other hand is a separate business entity from the individuals that hold its shares and act as directors. Legally, it’s a separate business entity and a person on its own who can transact business, own property separate from its owners and can sue or be sued. 

  • Will my trademark registration in Nigeria protect me worldwide?

    No, all intellectual property (IP) rights which includes trademarks are territorial, which means you are protected in the countries in which you register them.

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