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Section 382 Of Companies Act 2013: Display Of Name, Etc., Of Foreign Company

Corporate Law (Country: India)

SECTION-382 (Display of name, etc., of foreign company) under CHAPTER-XXII (Companies Incorporated Outside India) of the Companies Act, 2013


Every foreign company shall—

(a) conspicuously exhibit on the outside of every office or place where it carries on business in India, the name of the company and the country in which it is incorporated, in letters easily legible in English characters, and also in the characters of the language or one of the languages in general use in the locality in which the office or place is situate;


(b) cause the name of the company and of the country in which the company is incorporated, to be stated in legible English characters in all business letters, billheads and letter paper, and in all notices, and other official publications of the company; and

(c) if the liability of the members of the company is limited, cause notice of that fact—
(i) to be stated in every such prospectus issued and in all business letters, bill-heads, letter paper, notices, advertisements and other official publications of the company, in legible English characters; and 
(ii) to be conspicuously exhibited on the outside of every office or place where it carries on business in India, in legible English characters and also in legible characters of the language or one of the languages in general use in the locality in which the office or place is situate.






Extra Notes for Readers

(1) The Companies Act, 2013 received the assent of the President on the 29th August, 2013 (Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II - Section 1 by Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department on 30th August, 2013) - link


(2) Section 382 of the Companies Act 2013 was notified by MCA Notification S.O. 2754(E) dated 12th September 2013 (w.e.f. 12th September 2013) - link

(3) Also refer the Companies 
(Registration of Foreign Companies) Rules, 2014 (w.e.f. 1st April 2014) link


Note: Please check MCA site for any further amendments to the Companies (Registration of Foreign Companies) Rules, 2014.







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