How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Michael Holly Your Own Question
Michael Holly
Michael Holly, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 7050
Experience:  I have 20 years of experience as a solicitor in litigation and other areas
Type Your Law Question Here...
Michael Holly is online now

I am trying to register a company name that includes the

Customer Question

I am trying to register a company name that includes the word Royal - I sent a request for approval to use the word but it was rejected.
The gov website for using sensitive words such as royal state something about being able to get approved if your street is relevant to the word.
My question is, if I have a registered office address on a street such as Duke Street - would I then be granted permission to use Royal in my company name?
If not, what would be my best chance at getting approved to use the word?
My company is recording, licensing, and distributing royalty-free music and so the brand is heavy linked to this.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 1 year ago.

to be honest your chances are not good.

Using royal suggests royal patronage which you do not have and will amount to something called "passing off" where you are giving the impression you have royal patronage. You could be sued for doing so.