Registration of German Branch of Foreign Corporations: Branch Name

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Does the registration of a foreign corporation’s German branch with the competent commercial register in Germany require that the name of the branch office contains a supplement indicating the branch character.

Dr. Germar Enders, commenting on the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf on the registration of the establishment of a German branch of a Dutch B.V. despite identical corporate name (OLG Duesseldorf, 22 June 2017 – I-3 Wx 145/16).