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Reserving corporation names

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Use the Reservation of corporation name wizard if the corporation would like to reserve a specific name with ASIC in preparation for a future name change. This wizard can only be used for corporations which are already registered.

The Reservation of corporation name wizard generates an ASIC form 410, which you can then lodge from the Lodgement module (see Lodgement).

To reserve a corporation name
  1. Select and open the corporation. See Selecting a corporation. The corporation opens at the Details tab.
  2. Click Reserve name on the Task Bar. The Reservation of corporation name wizard opens.
  3. Enter the proposed new name including the legal elements. The new name is limited to a maximum of 200 alphanumeric characters.
  4. Select the type of change.That is, change of name, extension of reservation or new registration.

    If you are reserving a name for a new company (New registration option), Form 410 must be lodged by paper.

  5. Selecting the Request application to be manually reviewed checkbox enables you to enter the reason for a manual review.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select whether the proposed name is identical to a registered business name.

  1. If you select The business name was registered on or after 28 May 2012 checkbox, enter the ABN of the registered business name.

  2. If you select The business name was registered before 28 May 2012 without an ABN checkbox, enter the associated business number for one or more states in the table.

  3. Click Next.

  • To generate an application for reservation of name form, select ASIC Form 410.
  • Select the Signing officer from the drop-down list.
  • Enter the Date signed.
  • Select the Payment method.
  • Two options are available:
    1. Invoice issued for payment, or

    2. Payment from agent’s Direct Debit account.

      In order to use the Payment from agent’s Direct Debit account option, the agent must be authorised with ASIC for direct debit

  • Click Next.
  • To preview the application for reservation of name, select Form 410.
  • Click Finish.
    If you selected to preview documents on the previous screen, they display on the Print preview screen (see Previewing forms and documents).
    If you did not select to preview documents, the ASIC Form Validation screen opens (see ASIC forms validation).
  • You can now lodge the form with ASIC (see ASIC forms in progress and Forms lodgement).
  • The confirmation letter for the name reservation is received as a PDF, which is listed as a form RC05. You can view it from both the Corporation > ASIC Forms tab and from the Lodgment > ASIC Forms Received tab.

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