Checking for company name conflicts
The government will allow you to register company names which breach other people’s trade marks and intellectual property. In the past we have had people registering companies like ‘Twitter UK Ltd’, ‘Microsoft Technical Support Ltd’ and ‘Virgin Spacecraft Ltd’. None of these people was anything to do with the real Twitter, Microsoft or Virgin and they very quickly got letters from some very expensive lawyers telling them to stop immediately or get sued.
These are extreme examples but it is easy to accidently use a name someone else has ownership of. There are a few steps you can take to reduce the chances of getting yourself in trouble.