Business name and activities – branch

A branch must have its business name and activities registered with Bolagsverket. We will examine your proposed business name. The name must differ from other business names and trademarks in your line of business.

Protection of the name within the country

If approved, the proposed name will be protected in your registered line of business throughout the country.

Specific rules for branches

  • The business name of a branch must contain the word “filial”.
  • If the foreign company is a bank, the business name must also contain the word “bank”.

Examples of business names

  • Imaginary word: Cognos filial
  • Imaginary word + business activity word: Cognos Invest filial

Describe your business activities in Sweden in detail

Make sure you describe your business activities in detail so we can examine your name proposal properly and so that your business name will get protection in your line of business. If, for example, you will work as a consultant you must describe within which sector you are going to offer your services. Not describing your business activities accurately might cause a delay in the name approval process.

Examples of business activities

  • Retail sale of shoes
  • Consulting business within IT

Do not order printed material before your business name has been approved

Make sure you do not order a domain name or printed material such as business cards, signs, etc. before we have approved and registered your business name.

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