Register Your Business Name Online

Congratulations! You have decided on your new business name.

Now let us help you register your name online with CRO. The process is quick, easy and efficient. Accountant Online submits business names on your behalf to the Companies Registration Office in Ireland. The business name registration fee is just €59 plus VAT for online filing and includes all CRO fees.

Companies Registration Office
Companies Registration Office

Why Register A Business Name?

If you are a sole trader or a limited company and you wish to trade under a different name to your own true name, you need to register this business name with the Companies Registration Office. This makes the business name public. We have some great tips on how to choose your business name.

Limited companies often use business names if the company name they want is not available or if they want to have multiple businesses within the same company. Business names allow companies to trade under a different name(s).

Sole Trader or Limited Company?

There are some different aspects for you to consider, depending on whether you need protection of your business name or not. If you are still deciding on your company structure; check the differences between sole trader and limited company. When you’re a sole trader, your business name would be registered under your own name. When you’ve set up a limited company, you would register your business name under your limited company name.

If you’re switching from sole trader to limited company and you have a business name already, you will need to de-register your business name as a sole trader and register it again as a limited company. If this sounds complicated, don’t worry, our team of company formation experts can help you make sure the process from sole trader to limited company is as stress-free and smooth as possible.

Information Needed for Registration

We collect your details in the form below along with payment of €59 + VAT. The place of the business address must be in the Republic of Ireland. Only residents of the Republic of Ireland can register as Sole Traders or Partnerships in Ireland. If you’re not sure what it takes to be a sole trader in Ireland – check out this helpful checklist. We also have a checklist for setting up a limited company in Ireland.

How Long Does it Take?

We submit your details the same day and you will receive your documentation for signature within a few hours. Business names can take up to 3 weeks to be registered by the Companies Registration Office. Your Business Name Certificate is sent by email as a pdf document. This is a digital certificate with special security features by CRO.

What Happens Next?

We submit your details to the CRO and send you a signature page to sign and return to us. We then send you on your CRO digitally certified Certificate to the email address you specify. Once you have received your business name certificate, you can now trade as your new name.

How To Use A Business Name As A Limited Company?

As a limited company, you may be interested in buying a business name so you can trade under a different name, or have multiple brands under the same company. When you purchase a business name, you will need to put your full company name on important documentation such as invoices and at the bottom of your website, etc. For example, Constructsulting Limited trading as Construction Consulting.

Why Use Accountant Online?

  • Fast, efficient service
  • Secure online purchase
  • Same day processing
  • Trusted CRO document exchange agents
  • Free advice for startups from chartered accountants

We are award winning chartered accountants, dedicated to startups and we are experts in starting up businesses in Ireland. We have resources to guide you through the compliance issues for small businesses and to help you step by step in your progress when you are ready. Join our free live startup business webinars, receive a quote for your business, or schedule a complimentary call for advice on starting up a business in Ireland.

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Register A Business Name

Use this form to register your business name with the CRO
  • Location must be in the Republic of Ireland
  • (Sole Trader Use Only)
  • (For Non-EEA Nationals only)
  • List here the company name and company number where you are a director
  • Price: € 72.57
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