REGISTRATION OF BUSINESSES RULES 1957
Rule 15. Business names.
(1) Except with the consent of the Minister, no business shall be registered by a name which—
(a) contains any word suggesting connection with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Raja Permaisuri Agong or the Ruler of a State or a member of the Royal Family or Royal patronage, including such words as "Royal" or any equivalent expression;
(b) contains any word suggesting connection with the Federal or a State government department, statutory body, authority or agency or any municipality or other local authority, including such words as "Federal", "State" or "National";
(c) contains any word suggesting connection with any Asean, Commonwealth or other foreign government or with the United Nations or any other international organization;
(d) contains the word "Chartered" or any words suggesting connection with any Society or body incorporated by Royal Charter;
(e) contains the words "Association", "Union", "Foundation", "Trust", "Forces", "Co-operative", "International" or any equivalent expression;
(f) contains any word that is blasphemous or likely to be offensive to members of the public;(2) The Registrar with the consent of the Minister may restrict the usage of any other names which in his opinion is undesirable and the Registrar shall cause such names to be published in the Gazette.
(g) contains any word that is misleading as to the nature, scope or importance of the business carried on or to be carried on under such name;
(h) contains any word that is offensive to any race or religion.
[Subs. P.U.(A) 141/2002]
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