Under Irish Legislation, individuals who wish to trade under a name not their own true name must register the name that they wish to trade with. This is so that the identities of the people trading under a name cannot be hidden. This legislation comes under the Registration of Business Names Act 1963.
Important Considerations of registering a business name:
• The registration of a business name does not protect the name from being used by someone else. A limited company name is protected inder the companies act.
• The Acceptance of the Business Name does not mean that the CRO will accept this name as a Limited Company Name.
• The name is not registered until fully approved and fully registered
Only Residents in the Republic of Ireland can register business names as Sole Traders. If you are not a Resident of the Republic of Ireland you will need to submit a letter of business permission from the Department of Justice and a Stamp 4.
For Sole Trades (Individuals):
Sole Traders not using their true name must register a trading name.