How to change the Estonian company name in the Estonian business portal?

From time to time there is a need to change the company name. Everyone knows their own reason why they need to do it.

Whatever the reason for the company name change, you have all the right in the world to do so. Let’s go through the procedure of changing the Estonian company name below.

The name can be changed in the business registry using your e-Residency card.

  1. You have to go to rik.ee
  2. Log in to the Estonian company portal
  3. Click on the name of your Estonian company
  4. Start the alteration petition

As the first step, you can navigate to the tab called “Business name”, and pick the new company name you want to use.

It’s not bad to check that the new name is usable. Fortunately, the system itself automatically announces whether companies with similar names already exist or whether a trademark is registered under a similar name.

Once this is done, you need to upload some documentation. By scrolling down, you can find the tab called “Add Documents”

You need to upload:

a) The updated articles of association of the Estonian company
b) The shareholder decision of the meeting

All the new documents should be digitally signed. Usually, it’s sufficient if one member of the management board signs the document, but sometimes there might be an additional approval required if you’ve added this clause to the representation rights of your company’s articles of association.

How to update the articles of association? 

a) You can copy the existing AoA which you have in the business registry;
b) Paste it to the Word file;
c) Make the desired name change;
d) Convert it back to the PDF file;
e) Sign it with the e-residency card;
f) Upload the signed documents to the business registry.

That’s it.

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John Doe

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