Section 12 in The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008

Title: Incorporation by registration

Description: (1) When the requirements imposed by clauses (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 11 have been complied with, the Registrar shall retain the incorporation document and, unless the requirement imposed by clause (a) of that sub-section has not been complied with, he shall, within a period of fourteen days— (a) register the incorporation document; and (b) give a certificate that the limited liability partnership is incorporated by the name specified therein. (2) The Registrar may accept the statement delivered under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 11 as sufficient evidence that the requirement imposed by clause (a) of that sub-section has been complied with. (3) The certificate issued under clause (b) of sub-section (1) shall be signed by the Registrar and authenticated by his official seal. (4) The certificate shall be conclusive evidence that the limited liability partnership is incorporated by the name specified therein.

Title: Registered office of limited liability partnership and change therein

Description: (1) Every limited liability partnership shall have a registered office to which all communications and notices may be addressed and where they shall be received. (2) A document may be served on a limited liability partnership or a partner or designated partner thereof by sending it by post under a certificate of posting or by registered post or by any other manner, as may be prescribed, at the registered office and any other address specifically declared by the limited liability partnership for the purpose in such form and manner as may be prescribed. (3) A limited liability partnership may change the place of its registered office and file the notice of such change with the Registrar in such form and manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed and any such change shall take effect only upon such filing. (4) If the limited liability partnership contravenes any provisions of this section, the limited liability partnership and its every partner shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than two thousand rupees but which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees.

Title: Effect of registration

Description: On registration, a limited liability partnership shall, by its name, be capable of— (a) suing and being sued; (b) acquiring, owning, holding and developing or disposing of property, whether movable or immovable, tangible or intangible; (c) having a common seal, if it decides to have one; and (d) doing and suffering such other acts and things as bodies corporate may lawfully do and suffer.

Title: Name

Description: (1) Every limited liability partnership shall have either the words limited liability partnership or the acronym "LLP" as the last words of its name. (2) No limited liability partnership shall be registered by a name which, in the opinion of the Central Government is— (a) undesirable; or (b) identical or too nearly resembles to that of any other partnership firm or limited liability partnership or body corporate or a registered trade mark, or a trade mark which is the subject matter of an application for registration of any other person under the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (47 of 1999).

Title: Reservation of name

Description: (1) A person may apply in such form and manner and accompanied by such fee as may be prescribed to the Registrar for the reservation of a name set out in the application as— (a) the name of a proposed limited liability partnership; or (b) the name to which a limited liability partnership proposes to change its name. (2) Upon receipt of an application under sub-section (1) and on payment of the prescribed fee, the Registrar may, if he is satisfied, subject to the rules prescribed by the Central Government in the matter, that the name to be reserved is not one which may be rejected on any ground referred to in sub-section (2) of section 15, reserve the name for a period of three months from the date of intimation by the Registrar.