Section 14 in The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008

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.

Title: Change of name of limited liability partnership

Description: (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in sections 15 and 16, where the Central Government is satisfied that a limited liability partnership has been registered (whether through inadvertence or otherwise and whether originally or by a change of name) under a name which— (a) is a name referred to in sub-section (2) of section 15; or (b) is identical with or too nearly resembles the name of any other limited liability partnership or body corporate or other name as to be likely to be mistaken for it, the Central Government may direct such limited liability partnership to change its name, and the limited liability partnership shall comply with the said direction within three months after the date of the direction or such longer period as the Central Government may allow. (2) Any limited liability partnership which fails to comply with a direction given under sub-section (1) shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees and the designated partner of such limited liability partnership shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but which may extend to one lakh rupees.

Title: Application for direction to change name in certain circumstances

Description: (1) Any entity which already has a name similar to the name of a limited liability partnership which has been incorporated subsequently, may apply, in such manner as may be prescribed, to the Registrar to give a direction to any limited liability partnership, on a ground referred to in section 17 to change its name. (2) The Registrar shall not consider any application under sub-section (1) to give a direction to a limited liability partnership on the ground referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 17 unless the Registrar receives the application within twenty-four months from the date of registration of the limited liability partnership under that name.