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BUSINESS NAMES REGISTRATION ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Firms and persons to be registered.

   3.   Registration by nominee, etc.

   4.   Manner and particulars of registration.

   5.   Statement to be signed by persons registering.

   6.   Time for registration.

   7.   Registration of changes in firm.

   8.   Penalty for default in registration.

   9.   Disability of persons in default.

   10.   Penalty for false statements.

   11.   Duty to furnish particulars to Minister.

   12.   Registrar to file statement and issue certificate of registration.

   13.   Index to be kept.

   14.   Removal of names from register.

   15.   Misleading business names.

   16.   Restrictions on the registration of certain business names.

   17.   Registrar.

   18.   Inspection of statements registered.

   19.   Power of Minister to make rules.

   20.   Publication of true names, etc.

   21.   Offences by corporations.

 

      Schedule   Additional particulars to be furnished and registered.

 

CHAPTER 109
BUSINESS NAMES REGISTRATION ACT.

Commencement: 15 October, 1918.

   An Act to provide for the registration of firms and persons carrying on business under business names and for purposes connected therewith.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "business" includes profession;

   (b)   "business name" means the name or style under which any business is carried on, whether in partnership or otherwise;

   (c)   "Christian name" includes any forename;

   (d)   "firm" means an unincorporate body of two or more individuals, or one or more individuals and one or more corporations, or two or more corporations, who have entered into partnership with one another with a view to carrying on business for profit;

   (e)   "foreign firm" means any firm, individual or corporation whose principal place of business is situate outside the Commonwealth;

   (f)   "individual" means a natural person and shall not include a corporation;

   (g)   "initials" includes any recognised abbreviation of a Christian name;

   (h)   "showcards" means cards containing or exhibiting articles dealt with, or samples or representations thereof;

   (i)   "surname", in the case of a peer or person usually known by a title different from his or her surname, means that title.

   (2) References in this Act to a former Christian name or surname shall not include a former Christian name or surname where that name or surname has been changed or disused before the person bearing the name had attained the age of 18 years, in the case of a married woman, shall not include the name or surname by which she was known previous to the marriage.

   (3) References in this Act to a change of name shall not include a change of name which has taken place before the person whose name has been changed has attained the age of 18 years, or, in the case of a peer or a person usually known by a title different from his or her surname, the adoption of or succession to the title.

 

2.   Firms and persons to be registered.

   (1) Subject to this Act—

   (a)   every firm having a place of business in Uganda and carrying on business under a business name which does not consist of the true surnames of all partners who are individuals and the corporate names of all partners who are corporations without any addition other than the true Christian names of individual partners or initials of such Christian names;

   (b)   every individual having a place of business in Uganda and carrying on business under a business name which does not consist of a true surname without any addition other than his or her true Christian names or the initials thereof;

   (c)   every individual or firm having a place of business in Uganda who, or a member of which, has either before or after the passing of this Act changed his or her name, except in the case of a woman in consequence of marriage,

shall be registered in the manner directed by this Act.

   (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1)—

   (a)   where two or more individual partners have the same surname, the addition of an "s" at the end of that surname shall not of itself render registration necessary;

   (b)   where the business is carried on by a receiver or manager appointed by any court, registration shall not be necessary; and

   (c)   a purchase or acquisition of property by two or more persons as joint tenants or tenants in common is not of itself to be deemed carrying on a business whether or not the owners share any profits arising from the sale thereof.

 

3.   Registration by nominee, etc.

   Where a firm, individual or corporation having a place of business in Uganda carries on the business wholly or mainly as nominee or trustee of or for another person, or other persons, or another corporation, or acts as general agent

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