Trade Name Amendment

A modification is a waiver, addition of a partner, change of activity, change of trade name or license type, or legal form.

• Trade name must have an Arabic meaning, with the exception of:

o Names of branches of foreign companies registered abroad

o Names of company branches, whether local or foreign

• Names not allowed to be registered:

o Allah names unless it is a compound personal name

o The names of international (famous) companies unless the name is for a branch

o Names of local, Arab and international bodies, institutions and organizations

o Names that conflict with the trademarks registered in the country, unless the applicant is authorized to use them

o Names that contradict public order and morals in the country

o Names that are ambiguous or similar to registered names or that lead to misleading the public

• It is not permissible to choose the names of important landmarks in the country such as (UAE – Emirates – Abu Dhabi- Dubai – Sharjah – Ajman- Umm Al Quwain - Ras Al Khaimah - Fujairah - Burj Khalifa - Zabeel - Al Wasl) and may not be selected also in case it is associated with (city or village)

• The following names should not be given as well: o Olympic - Al Ittihad - Zulal - Al Arsah - Modern - New - Arabic - Al Qasba

Investors- Private Sectors- Locals and Federal Authorities

• License form

• Investor e-form

• Valid ID copy (citizens)

• Copy of passport (expatriate)

• Copy of passport (visitor)

• Certified No Objection Letter for non-investors

• Permission to trade for minors under 21 years old

• Approvals of concerned authorities according to activity

• Security approval

• Certified No Objection Letter for resident expatriate

• Trade Name Amendment: AED 100

• Fees are applied in case of changing trade name into a foreign or translated one: AED 800

Active License

Sharjah Economic Development Department branches

Sharjah Economic Development Department website.

Tasheel's Service centers

Sharjah Economic Smart Application.

Branches of the Department of Economic Development from 07:30 in the morning until 03:30 in the evening

Service delivery centers (Tas’heel) from 8 am to 8 pm

One working day


If you face any issue Please contact help desk at the number:065122224