Reservation of company name, is provided for under sections 28 and 29 of the Companies Act 2014.

The reservation of company name facility, which allows for a company name to be reserved for a period up to 28 days, is available in electronic form only and can be found in CORE in the “File a Form” section.  A company name can be reserved for both a new company or an existing company changing its name. However, please note that you cannot reserve a Business (Trading) Name.

If the proposed name is not immediately rejected then it will be considered by the CRO and you will be informed within 5 working days of the position. The cost of this application is €25.00, which can be paid in advance by credit card or charged to your account in the CRO. A receipt will issue immediately on screen and this will also be noted in your workspace inside CORE.

If your application is considered and rejected you will be invited to modify your application and submit it again free of charge. This does not have to be submitted immediately. This modification can be repeated until your application has been accepted. If your application is accepted then you will be informed by e-mail and a RCN certificate will be placed in your workspace in CORE.

The name will be reserved for 28 days as indicated on the RCN Certificate. You will be reminded by e-mail after 23 days of the expiry date. You should print out the RCN Certificate and submit it with your application for a new company. If this is presented within the 28 days specified the fee will be reduced by the €25.00.

RCN Certificate Not a Credit Note
Please note that the reduction in fees can only be given if the RCN certificate is presented with the new company application. It cannot be presented later nor can it be used in connection with other filings. The RCN Certificate is not a credit note.

You may extend the reservation by a further 28 days and this will cost another €25.00. The reservation may not be extended any further than this and a fresh application will be necessary after that. You should still print out the RCN Certificate and submit it with your application for a new company. If this is presented within 28 days – now extended up to 56 days – the total reduction in fees remains at €25.00.

If you have any queries regarding this system please contact:
Phone (01) 804 5200
Lo-call 1890 220226