CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 2B - BASIC FEATURES OF A COMPANY  

PART 2B.6 - NAMES  

Division 1 - Selecting and using a name  

SECTION 156   CARRYING ON BUSINESS USING ``LIMITED'', ``NO LIABILITY'' OR ``PROPRIETARY'' IN NAME  

156(1)   [ Prohibition]  

A person must not carry on business in this jurisdiction under a name or title that:


(a) has the words ``Limited'' or ``No Liability'' (or an abbreviation of those words) at the end; or


(b) includes the word ``Proprietary'' (or an abbreviation of it).

156(2)   [ Strict liability offence]  

An offence based on subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

156(3)   [ Limitation]  

Subsection (1) does not apply to the extent that the person is allowed or required to carry on business in this jurisdiction under the name or title under a law of the Commonwealth or a law of a State or Territory in this jurisdiction.

Note: A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3), see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .


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