• Legal name of the entity

    This is the name that appears on all official documents or legal papers.

    Depending on the entity type, it may be one of the following:

    • individual/sole trader – your client's legal name
    • Australian private company – the name registered with ASIC
    • Australian public company – the name registered with ASIC
    • cooperative– the name registered in memorandum of understanding
    • strata title – the name registered with a State authority
    • other incorporated entity – the name registered with or incorporated under the relevant State Act
    • partnership – the names of all the partners
    • superannuation fund – the name registered with the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority
    • trust – the name of the trust as shown in the trust deed
    • other unincorporated entity – the name by which the entity is usually known, as stated on any formal documentation (such as bylaws, charter, lodge orders, rules).
    • Last modified: 09 Aug 2016QC 425