The authorities of St. Petersburg have limited the ability of entrepreneurs to call their company’s city name. It is noted that the deputies of the party «United Russia» of Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Denis Chetyrbok and Anastasia Melnikova has prepared the corresponding bill.
According to the draft, legal entities will be able to use the word «Saint Petersburg» and its derivatives in the official names only in coordination with the city authorities. About it reports a press-service of the Committee on legislation of the legislative Assembly of the Northern capital.
After the introduction of the bill into force, companies will need to obtain special permission from the city government. It is noteworthy that it will be issued on the basis of its adoption by the legislative Assembly by the Governor.
The author of the initiative Denis Chetyrbok noted that the rule will apply to all companies whose owners go to give them the name of St. Petersburg. He believes that when a person sees the name of the city in the name of the company, he had the impression that the authorities participate in the activities of the organization. As a rule, nothing in common between the city and such companies, noted Chetyrbok.
Control over observance of the law is implemented by the Federal tax service during registration of a legal entity. The MP said that this law will not affect existing companies.