Change company name
We are happy to support you in changing your company name. Below we have summarised the three most important points for this mutation for you:
- Names that are already in use or misleading are not permitted.
- Registered brand names and logos are protected and not permitted.
- Too much similarity with the name of already registered companies is to be avoided.
In all cases, we will be happy to check the desired company name for you in advance and provide you with an appropriate feedback.
Please note, however, that this is not an official preliminary check by the Trade Register Office. If you would like a preliminary check, we will be happy to arrange this for you with the Trade Register Office. You will be informed of the price in advance.
Furthermore, it should also be noted:
- Formal requirements vary depending on the form of the company, but they must be observed.
Now you can easily change the entry
in the commercial register
You enter the desired changes in our system.
We will send you the documents by e-mail for review and signature. From our side, this step takes a maximum of two working days.
Look through the documents carefully and return all documents to us signed and in their original form. Please do not forget any identity cards or passports.
The documents are checked, notarised (if necessary) and submitted to the commercial register office. The publication of the changes in the commercial register should take place after about two weeks.
|LTD and LLC||Other legal forms|
|Change company name||CHF 700||CHF 180*|
|Official fees||CHF 200||max. CHF 110**|
|LTD and LLC|
|Change company name||CHF 700|
|official fees||CHF 200|
|other legal forms|
|Change company name*||CHF 200|
|official fees||max. CHF 100**|
*Not offered for foundations.
**Depending on the type of company. CHF 50. 00 for individual companies, partnerships and branches, CHF 110. 00 for cooperatives and associations.
FAQ about name change
Here you will find the four most important questions about name changes. Answers to other topics can be found in our FAQs of the Commercial Register.
In addition to the official fees for the entry and publication of the changes in the commercial regis-ter, additional expenses may be incurred, for example for the certification or apostille of signa-tures. If additional costs are incurred, we will be happy to inform you in advance.
The processing of a change in the commercial register depends on various factors. The type of change requested, the time it takes to obtain all the necessary signatures and the workload of the commercial register office all play a role. As a rule, simple orders without certification can be published in the commercial register within two weeks of the order being submitted. Orders with certification take about three weeks to be completed.
The partners or shareholders are represented for the notarisation by means of a power of attorney and therefore do not have to appear personally before our notary.
Our system adopts the changes from the commercial register and automatically updates the details of the companies and persons. This takes place one day after the publication of the changes.
Service overview - We change your entry in the commercial register
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Change of seat / domicile
Have you moved your registered office or can your company be reached at a second address? Find out from us what you need to do for this and what we need from you.
If you want to make an adjustment to your articles of association, you must register this accordingly in the commercial register. You can find tips on how to do this on this page.
Change of purpose
Have you opened a new line of business or closed down an old one? Then you should consider whether the purpose of the company has changed.
Based on your information, we will create the necessary documents. All you have to do is sign them.