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Glossary of terms - H

Terms in this glossary are provided for general information only and should not be taken as constituting professional advice from the website owner – the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The words in brackets do not form part of the term. Where business names appears in brackets alongside a term, this denotes the definition is only to be used in reference to the Business Name Register. These terms do not apply to any other ASIC services.


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Held (business names)

A proposed business name which is not currently available to register because the name:

  • is already held;
  • has been applied for and the application is being considered;
  • is being applied for or cancelled and the decision to do so is under review;
  • is being cancelled; and/or
  • is required by a state or territory of Australia to be held to support transition to the Business Names Register.