Legal Skill And Practice Name Change Procedure Changing the Name of Natural and Artificial Legal Persons

Changing the Name of Natural and Artificial Legal Persons

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4 weeks
1-2 hours per week
₹ 5000
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About this Course

This course on Name Change Procedure aims to explain the legal procedures to be followed while changing the name of an individual, company, LLP or registered partnership firm. This course has been specially designed as a practical guide for all those who wish to know the legal procedures to be followed and documents to be submitted for the purpose of changing names.

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What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

William Shakespeare
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Introducing the course
  • 2. Changing the name of an individual
    • 2.1 What's in a name?
    • 2.2 Reasons for changing a name
    • 2.3 Exercises
  • 3. Procedure for name change
    • 3.1 How to change a name?
    • 3.2 Signed undertaking for publication in the Gazette
    • 3.3 Other documents for publication in the Gazette
    • 3.4 Requisite fee for publication in the Gazette
    • 3.5 Accessing an e-Gazette
    • 3.6 Correcting a name — Public Notice
    • 3.7 Changing a minor's name
    • 3.8 Exercises
  • 4. Name change — Companies
    • 4.1 Changing a company's name
    • 4.2 Applicable Sections and Rules
    • 4.3 Procedure for changing a company's name
    • 4.4 Filling up e-Form INC 24
    • 4.5 Reasons for changing an LLP's name
    • 4.6 Procedure for changing an LLP's name
    • 4.7 Changing a registered partnership firm's name
    • 4.8 Exercises
  • 5. Changing name in important documents
    • 5.1 Changing one's name in a Passport
    • 5.2 Changing one's name on the Aadhar card
    • 5.3 Exercises
  • 6. Road ahead
    • 6.1 Road ahead


There are various reasons and circumstances for changing names. The most common misconception is that names can be changed simply by publishing an advertisement in the newspaper. However, there are specific procedures to be followed to legally change one’s name. Similarly, for companies, LLPs or registered firms, there are certain specific legal procedures to be followed, and unless those are followed, the change of name may be declared illegal or invalid under the law. Further, there are common confusions regarding changing names in government documents such as Aadhar card, passport etc. This course also explains the process for the same.

This course has been designed in a simplified manner so as to help you get your name changed without legal hassle. This is a supplement rich course, with formats and checklists provided for your ease and convenience.

As a law student, this course will particularly help you understand the legal procedure for changing names. Once you take this course, you will be able to help people with the procedures whenever they approach your for legal guidance and advice. Since we have illustrated steps for filing relevant eForms, this course will be a great practical guide before you enter into the legal profession.


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Milind Kumar

Milind Kumar is a seasoned arguing counsel and Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India. He is standing counsel for the states of Rajasthan and Odisha. He is a dual qualified Solicitor, England and Wales, a gold medallist and a published author.

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Charu Mathur

Charu Mathur has a rich and diverse expertise in corporate, commercial, civil, criminal and constitutional law matters. She is an Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India. She has represented parties which include cricketing bodies and educational institutions like IIT Jodhpur, NLU Jodhpur, BPUT Orissa, MPUAT Rajasthan, private engineering and medicine colleges of Gujarat and Orissa.

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Names have power.

Rick Riordan


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