The ‘Business Names Bill 2014’ has reached the Committee of the Whole House in Parliament today.
Introduced by the Minister of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration, Elijah Doro Muala, the Bill is designed to repeal and replace the exiting registration of business names.
Speaking to wind up debate on the Bill in parliament today, Minister Doro Muala says one of the bill’s objectives is to ensure that business names used must be genuine.
“To ensure that Business Names that are the same or almost the same as other business names or the registered names of companies, charitable trusts or corporative societies are not used where that would confuse or misled and to ensure that business names that should not be used including because they are misleading, deceptive or offensive to the public are not used.”
SIBC News understands, the Committee of the Whole House will resume after Parliament resumes tomorrow.