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Business names offences and misconduct

Business names offences

The Business Names Registration Act 2011 creates five strict liability offences for specific misconduct against the Act. Each of these offences carries penalties. These are:

How to complain about business names

If your complaint concerns a business name you should first raise your complaint with the relevant business. If you cannot resolve the problem, or if your complaint is about misconduct or illegal activity by a company or person, then ASIC may be one of a number of government and non-government organisations able to help you.

For business names complaints see How to complain about companies or people.

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