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

  • Why must I file Annual Returns?

    It is a mandatory statutory requirement under the Companies and Allied Matters Act to file Annual Returns yearly. 

  • Do I need a Company Secretary?

    A limited liability company (LLC) must not have a company secretary.

  • Why is mutual assent important in a contract?

    This is one of the key elements of a contract because is shows the meeting of the minds of both parties

  • Do I have to physically drop off my product sample at NAFDAC office?

    No, you can choose to have it sent to NAFDAC office

  • Can I use the data collected legally for one purpose for another purpose?

    No, you can’t use the data collected for one purpose for a different purpose.

  • Must I register my work with the Nigerian Copyright Commission?

    No, you must not register your work under the Nigerian law but you have the option to do so. This is because as soon as the original work becomes fixed and tangible it automatically becomes copyrightable.

  • Can I process/register multiple products at NAFDAC at the same time?

    Yes, you can process/register multiple products at the same time

  • 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.

  • How long does a trademark registration in Nigeria Last?

    Trademark is valid for seven years from the date of application but you may renew the application for the trademark for an additional period of 14years.

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