Applying for a business name

There are two main ways to register a business name:

  1. Reserve a business name and then apply for the name at a later stage, or
  2. Applying directly for the name.

It is quicker and cheaper for you to apply directly for the business name.

Reserving a business name

You are able to put a business name on hold for six months ahead of applying to register the business name. After this time, you must either give up the name or reserve the name again. However, you should not that you may only reserve a proposed business name twice over a five year period.

Reservation is easily done online.

The fee for reserving a business name is EUR 150.

Registering a business name

The fee for registering a business name is included in the cost of application fee.