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Abbreviation or Short form for Company and Corporation
What is the abbreviation for COMPANY?
The word "Company" is represented in short in the following ways.
Abbreviation for the word 'Companies' The plural of Company is 'Companies', the abbreviation of which is 'Cos.'. The most popular use is of "Co." and the least use is of "Coy".
"Coy" is mostly used in the countries like UK, Australia and some Commonwealth countries.
McKinsey & Company - "McKinsey & Co."
Crawford Bayley & Co. - "Crawford Bayley & Co."
There are no funds available in the Co.
What is the abbreviation for CORPORATION?
The word "Corporation" is represented in short in the following ways.
Microsoft Corporation - "Microsoft Corp."
What is a LTD in Company name?
When a company registers with limited liability, the word "Limited" forms part of the name of the company and is added at the end of the company's title. Here, limited liability means the shareholder of the company are only liable towards the capital of the company they have opted for. E.g. If the shareholder has subscribed for $300 share value of the company and has paid $200, and in cases the company is unable to pay its debt (cases like liquidation), then the shareholder is liable to pay rest of the $100 only.
This use of "Limited" is abbreviated as "Ltd" . The use of Limited company structure is mostly popular in countries like United Kingdom, India, etc.
Barclays Insurance Services Company Ltd.
JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd.
What does it mean when a company is incorporated? It simply means that the Company is registered with the government. Upon registration it becomes a legitimate business, every company is also given unique registration number by the authorized government authority.
What does INC mean after a company name?
'INC' is short for Incorporated. When a company is incorporated /registered with the government and becomes a separate legal entity, it is required to use "Incorporated" or its short form "Inc." at the end of its name. Example
Difference between | Co. | Inc. | Ltd. |
So, the question is - "Why the companies are abbreviated differently even though they are all called 'company'?
Well, the answer is - "While Inc. & Ltd. are almost similar and are used in case of registered companies, 'Inc.' is used in USA & some countries and 'Ltd.' is used in UK& some countries. Whereas 'Co.' is used for businesses who are not registered companies, these businesses are generally association of persons or sole proprietorship concerns where a group of people work together for an organisation. Please refer the examples of Co., Inc. & Ltd. as given above in this post.
Country-wise special abbreviations for registered companies