A Company's name is considered as identity of the company (public or private), which may be changed with the approval of members in the general meeting. According to section 13(1) of the companies act, 2013, a special resolution is required to be passed at the general meeting since change in the name of the company involves alteration in the memorandum of Association. As per section 13(2) of teh companies act, 2013, for change in the name of the company approval of the central shall also be required (powers has been delegated to the registrar of companies).
In order to change company name, Form INC-1 is required to file for name approval.
After the name gets approved, applicant is required to file form MGT-14 (necessary resolution for alteration of MOA and AOA) and form INC-24 to give effect to change in name.
In case company wants to change its registered office within local limits of the same city or place, intimation regarding the same has to be filed in Form INC-22.
Similarly, if company wishes to shift or change its registered office outside local limits of city, town or village, Form MGT-14 and Form INC-22 are required to be filed to ROC to give effect to such change.
In case, company wants to shift the registered office from one state to another state or from jurisdiction of one RoC to another, it needs to file following forms to give effect to such change. These forms are:
2) File application with Central Government in Form No. INC-23
3) Form INC-28
4) Form INC-22
As per section 12 of the companies act, 2013, upto two years the company has to use the olde name in addition to the new name in all official publications.