Q. Can I have multiple business names held by the same entity with the one ABN?

A. Yes. Multiple business names can be registered to a single ABN.

Q. If you have a trademark, do you also need to register a business name?

A. Each business should assess whether this is needed depending on their circumstances. A business name registration is separate from a trademark and does not protect your trademark rights. For more information on trademarks and intellectual property visit the IP Australia website.

Q. What is a trading name and is it different to a business name?

A. A trading name is the name that an entity or person trades under, or is known as, by its suppliers or customers.