- display your trade name on the front of your business premises
- use your trade name when carrying out your commercial transactions
You may not dispose of your trade name separately from the business to which it applies.
Changes in business ownership
If you dispose of your business, your trade name will not be included unless specified otherwise.
If you buy a business, you must obtain permission from the former owner before using the trade name previously allocated to the business.
If you buy a business without its trade name, you are not liable for the obligations of the former owner unless you have agreed to assume these and the agreement has been entered in the commercial register.
If you buy a business with its trade name, you will assume from the previous owner all rights and obligations related to the name, unless agreement to the contrary is entered in the commercial register and all concerned parties are notified of such.
Your liability for the obligations of the former owner will lapse five years after the business was transferred to you.