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Business Name Packages

Registering your business name with Start.biz provides your business with protection against “passing off” the common law term used when another business copies a trade name (either intentionally or unintentionally).

Your annual subscription means that you have peace of mind when it comes to safeguarding your business’ identity. We will investigate potential cases of passing off on your behalf should you alert us to a potential case of passing off. As part of this service, we will undertake negotiations and instigate legal proceedings, instruct solicitors and counsel where necessary and cover legal fees (including our own costs) up to £10,000*.

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Business Name Protection

Whats Included:

Package Details

Business Name Protection is our most affordable package.  By choosing this product searches will be completed to make sure that your name is unique, the name will then be entered upon our internal Business Name Register to ensure that you are protected against ‘Passing Off’ (Name Copying).  This means that should another business start operating in your sector and within the area you trade with the same or confusingly similar business name as you, you will be protected. We will cover the legal fees (including our own costs) of the passing off case up to £10,000.

You’re able to relax knowing that your business name, and all that goes with it, reputation, clients, brand, trustworthiness is protected against someone else trading off your goodwill.

Business Name Registration

Register your business name on our internal list of Business Names to be protected from passing off. By registering your business’ name, a thorough search will be completed to ensure your business name is available and can be protected. This search does not include a trade mark search which is an additional service.

Business Name Protection

Your business name will be protected from Passing off, otherwise known as name copying.  Should a business start trading within your sector and business area with the same name as yours, we will help determine whether there is a case of passing off and if so, represent you. We will enter communication and negotiations on your behalf to help you restore your business’ reputation and profitability to what it was before the passing off case.

Legal cost covered

We will determine whether there is likely to be a case of ‘Passing off’, if there is, we will begin correspondence on your behalf, we are able to draft cease and desist letters and mutual agreements.  Additionally, we can enter negotiations requesting the alternative business rebrands and changes its name and we can draft undertakings to this affect.  If this does not result in a change of business name from the alternative business, we are able to gain further legal opinion and instruct solicitors to file an application at Court and to commence legal proceedings to stop the Passing off continuing.  Business Name Protection offers cover for up to £10,000 worth of legal costs through the ‘Passing Off Assistance’ contained within it.

Trade Mark Search

Our parent company – National Business Register can undertake a comprehensive trade mark search for you at a cost of £99+ VAT.  Following the search a report will be provided outlining whether there are any current marks registered under the name or logo you wish to use, and if so, in what classes they have been registered in.

£25 off Trade Mark Search

£25 off our trade mark search fee, making the cost £74 +VAT.

Domain Name Registration

Your unique, easy to remember address used to access your website.

Additional Domain Name

Includes an additional domain.

You can buy further additional domains at a cost of £30 per year.

5x1GB Email Mailboxes

You will be provided with 5 email addresses of 1GB each, ideal for team members or info@, sales@ addresses.  Additional data can be purchased for email addresses in 2BG blocks.

Registered Office

Using our Registered office address facility ensures that your home address is kept off the public record at Companies House. All post received is forwarded to your nominated address accordingly.

Company formation

We will incorporate your private limited company and email your company documents as per your requirements. From year 2, we will file your confirmation statement (previously annual return) at Companies House for you when it is due.

Business Name Protection

£99.00+VAT / Annum

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Start Simply

Whats Included:

Package Details

This package has everything contained within the Business Name Protection Package Start with a £25 trade mark application credit plus a domain name.  This is most popular with business owners who are looking to set up a website and further protect their business name via the trade mark process.

Business Name Registration

Register your business name on our internal list of Business Names to be protected from passing off. By registering your business’ name, a thorough search will be completed to ensure your business name is available and can be protected. This search does not include a trade mark search which is an additional service.

Business Name Protection

Your business name will be protected from Passing off, otherwise known as name copying.  Should a business start trading within your sector and business area with the same name as yours, we will help determine whether there is a case of passing off and if so, represent you. We will enter communication and negotiations on your behalf to help you restore your business’ reputation and profitability to what it was before the passing off case.

Legal cost covered

We will determine whether there is likely to be a case of ‘Passing off’, if there is, we will begin correspondence on your behalf, we are able to draft cease and desist letters and mutual agreements.  Additionally, we can enter negotiations requesting the alternative business rebrands and changes its name and we can draft undertakings to this affect.  If this does not result in a change of business name from the alternative business, we are able to gain further legal opinion and instruct solicitors to file an application at Court and to commence legal proceedings to stop the Passing off continuing.  Business Name Protection offers cover for up to £10,000 worth of legal costs through the ‘Passing Off Assistance’ contained within it.

Trade Mark Search

Our parent company – National Business Register can undertake a comprehensive trade mark search for you at a cost of £99+ VAT.  Following the search a report will be provided outlining whether there are any current marks registered under the name or logo you wish to use, and if so, in what classes they have been registered in.

£25 off Trade Mark Search

£25 off our trade mark search fee, making the cost £74 +VAT.

Domain Name Registration

Your unique, easy to remember address used to access your website.

Additional Domain Name

Includes an additional domain.

You can buy further additional domains at a cost of £30 per year.

5x1GB Email Mailboxes

You will be provided with 5 email addresses of 1GB each, ideal for team members or info@, sales@ addresses.  Additional data can be purchased for email addresses in 2BG blocks.

Registered Office

Using our Registered office address facility ensures that your home address is kept off the public record at Companies House. All post received is forwarded to your nominated address accordingly.

Company formation

We will incorporate your private limited company and email your company documents as per your requirements. From year 2, we will file your confirmation statement (previously annual return) at Companies House for you when it is due.

Start Simply

£124.00+VAT / Annum

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Start Smart

Whats Included:

Package Details

Start Smart is our most comprehensive package, it forms your company in year 1, protects the name that you choose, gains you a domain and 5 email addresses for you and/your team. Your registered office is also taken care of and the required confirmation statements are also included from year 2. Additionally, you have a £25 credit towards a trademark search should you wish to look to further the protection your business and brand has.

Business Name Registration

Register your business name on our internal list of Business Names to be protected from passing off. By registering your business’ name, a thorough search will be completed to ensure your business name is available and can be protected. This search does not include a trade mark search which is an additional service.

Business Name Protection

Your business name will be protected from Passing off, otherwise known as name copying.  Should a business start trading within your sector and business area with the same name as yours, we will help determine whether there is a case of passing off and if so, represent you. We will enter communication and negotiations on your behalf to help you restore your business’ reputation and profitability to what it was before the passing off case.

Legal cost covered

We will determine whether there is likely to be a case of ‘Passing off’, if there is, we will begin correspondence on your behalf, we are able to draft cease and desist letters and mutual agreements.  Additionally, we can enter negotiations requesting the alternative business rebrands and changes its name and we can draft undertakings to this affect.  If this does not result in a change of business name from the alternative business, we are able to gain further legal opinion and instruct solicitors to file an application at Court and to commence legal proceedings to stop the Passing off continuing.  Business Name Protection offers cover for up to £10,000 worth of legal costs through the ‘Passing Off Assistance’ contained within it.

Trade Mark Search

Our parent company – National Business Register can undertake a comprehensive trade mark search for you at a cost of £99+ VAT.  Following the search a report will be provided outlining whether there are any current marks registered under the name or logo you wish to use, and if so, in what classes they have been registered in.

£25 off Trade Mark Search

£25 off our trade mark search fee, making the cost £74 +VAT.

Domain Name Registration

Your unique, easy to remember address used to access your website.

Additional Domain Name

Includes an additional domain.

You can buy further additional domains at a cost of £30 per year.

5x1GB Email Mailboxes

You will be provided with 5 email addresses of 1GB each, ideal for team members or info@, sales@ addresses.  Additional data can be purchased for email addresses in 2BG blocks.

Registered Office

Using our Registered office address facility ensures that your home address is kept off the public record at Companies House. All post received is forwarded to your nominated address accordingly.

Company formation

We will incorporate your private limited company and email your company documents as per your requirements. From year 2, we will file your confirmation statement (previously annual return) at Companies House for you when it is due.

Start Smart

£226.50+VAT / Annum

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Business Protection
Business Name Registration
Business Name Protection
Legal cost covered
£25 off Trade Mark Search
Website & Digital
Domain Name Registration
5x1GB Email Mailboxes
Company Services
Company Formation
Confirmation Statement
Registered Office
Additional Extras
Additional Domain
Additional 2GB per Email Mailbox
Company Formation
Trade Mark Search
Registered Office Address
Service Address
£10,000
£25.00+VAT
£16.67+VAT
£39.99+VAT
£99.00+VAT
£60.00+VAT
£60.00+VAT
£10,000
£25.00+VAT
£16.67+VAT
£39.99+VAT
£99.00+VAT
£60.00+VAT
£60.00+VAT
£10,000
£25.00+VAT
£16.67+VAT
£16.67+VAT
£99.00+VAT
£60.00+VAT
£60.00+VAT

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