A new National Business Names Register commenced 28 May 2012. This Australia wide registry replaces the various state registers and will be administered by The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). All our local business clients who currently have their trading name registered through the Office of Fair Trading, will be automatically transferred across to the new national register. The Queensland register will cease operation from 5pm Friday 25 May 2012. All details including existing expiry dates will transition across to the new system and future renewal notices will be issued by ASIC. Once the transition to the national register is complete, fees for Queensland business will be cheaper, as an example three year renewal will be $70. Please contact our office on 07 55395 418 if you need any further information or you would like assistance with registering a business name.