Naming Guidelines for Hong Kong Limited Company Name

By: madhulika

There are two types of company registration in Hong Kong: one is a limited company, other one is unlimited company. Generally, 99% companies registered in Hong Kong are limited companies. Naming freedom of Hong Kong company is relatively large, more relaxed restrictions on registered capital, keywords, and so on.

Hong Kong Company Name:

According to the “Company Law” of Hong Kong, regardless of the registered size of funds of Hong Kong companies, the government allow the company name with international, group, holding, industry, investment, fund, publishers, logistics, construction, tourism, finance, colleges, health care, the center, institute and other words; in front of the company name can also add your favorite place names, such as: France, the United States, China, Hong Kong, etc; Hong Kong company must have English name, Chinese name can be or not and the end of company name must be in English “LIMITED” and Chinese “有限公司”;


1. The company name should not be too long;
2. The company name can not be mixed with Chinese and English;
3. The company name should not be the same as the well-known brands;
4. Unless otherwise apply for a license, otherwise the company name can not contain the “bank”, “insurance” or a misunderstanding that the company may have the wording of any relationship with the Government;
5. Although the Company Law does not require the company name must be related to the scope of business, it is better to select a realistic name, exaggerated or not consistent with the real business name will cause customer misunderstanding.

Disadvantages of Improper Company Name:

If selected an improper company name, easily lead to customer remittances put their name is missing, or too long cause payment is not filled in, must produce additional cost change remittance slips, each flow affects the company’s image and operation.


Could the Hong Kong company name be changed after registered?
A: Yes, it could be changed. Generally select the specialized agencies to handle the case is the most convenient way. Produced renamed agreement and renamed government document by the relevant authorities and endorsed to the customer, it can be handled successfully about 10 working days. It is worth noting, the new certificate of registration after renamed will be reflected in the old company name and the date on the new certificate of registration changed its name to date rather than the registration date.

The company name is the external signs of the company and organization, its recognition, visibility and so on to a certain extent affect the company’s operations and development. Under normal circumstances, the company named former can choose professional management consulting firms and other intermediaries name consulting and verification, in order to improve the chances of successfully passed, and better to avoid future unnecessary names and brand disputes.

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