Procedures Guide

The Procedures guide allows entrepreneurs and decision-makers to have a reliable, precise and up to date overview of legal procedures and measures concerning commercial formalities to be undertaken. It is broken down into 6 sections in which you can find information and documentation required for formalities with Registry Offices at the Commercial Courts.

Trade name (adoption, modification, removal)

The completed application for requesting the modifying formality at the Register of Trade and Companies (RCS) pertaining to the adoption, modification, or removal of the trade name must be filed in the month following this event (Article R. 123-66 of the Commercial Code) either:
  • at the competent Commercial Formality Centre (CFE); or
  • directly at the registry office of the Commercial courtin application of Article R. 123-5 of the Commercial Code (procedure known as "Article 3" of Decree No. 96-650 of 19 July 1996).

Supporting documents to be enclosed in the application

FOR INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS OWNERS

The P2 CMB printed forms duly completed and signed.

An original power of attorney from the sole trader if he or she has not signed the P2 CMB printed forms.

FOR LEGAL ENTITIES

The M2 printed forms duly completed and signed.

An original power of attorney from the legal representative if he or she has not signed the M2 printed forms.

Prices

ENCLOSE A CHEQUE FOR 104,34 EUROS (FOR AN INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS OWNER) OR FOR 190.24 EUROS (FOR A LEGAL ENTITY)

Cheques must be made payable to the relevant GREFFE DU TRIBUNAL DE COMMERCE, and attached to the application.

Cost breakdown of the required amount for an individual business owner

Registry office fees

VAT

INPI

BODACC

€44.20

€8.84

€5.90

€45.40

Cost breakdown of the required amount for a legal entity

Registry office fees

VAT

INPI

BODACC

€57.20

€11.44

€5.90

€115.70

Fees of the registry office: postage fees of extracts included. INPI: National institute of industrial property (paid by the registry office). BODACC: Bulletin Officiel des Annonces Civiles et Commerciales (Official Journal of Civil and Commercial Announcements) (paid by the registry office).