Changing the company name is something that not many entrepreneurs do, but sometimes it’s necessary, even if it’s only because you don’t like the name anymore. Whatever the reason for the name change, you have all the right in the world to do so. Let’s go through the procedure of changing the company name below.
The name can be changed in the business registry using your e-Residency card.
- You have to go to rik.ee
- Log in to the company portal
- Click on the name of your company
- Start the alteration petition
As the first step, you can navigate to the tab called “Business name”, and pick the new name you want to use. Please note that it makes sense to double-check if the name is available or whether there are any trademarks that may block your plans.
Once this is done, you need to upload some documentation. By scrolling down, you can find the tab called “Add Documents”
You need to upload:
a) The updated articles of association
b) The shareholder decision / minutes of the meeting
All the new documents should be digitally signed. Usually, it’s sufficient if one member of the management board signs the document, but sometimes there might be an additional approval required if you’ve added this clause to the representation rights of your company’s articles of association.
How to update the articles of association?
a) You can copy the existing AoA which you have in the business registry;
b) Paste it to the Word file;
c) Make the desired name change;
d) Convert it back to the PDF file;
e) Sign it with the e-residency card;
f) Upload the signed documents to the business registry.
That’s probably the easiest way to go about it. OK, so far so good, but how do I create the shareholder decision or minutes of the meeting? Here is a sample document you can use:
Hope this was helpful! If you have any problems, just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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