What is the difference between incorporation, private ltd and limited?


I'm an IT student from India. I want to start a new IT company in India with the name for example "Simplesoft Incorporation". I want to know, what is the difference between using incorporation and private ltd and limited? Please if anyone knows then tell me as simple as you can.

India Incorporation

asked Nov 23 '11 at 22:59
Amanjot Singh
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Note: I can't answer for India, but in general:

  • Limited Ltd Corporation or Corp Incorporated Inc. etc. imply a private limited company
  • PLC = Public Limited Company (UK/Europe) = company issuing shares to the public on a stock exchange.
  • In North America, this private/public distinction in naming (and the PLC term ) aren't used.

The rules in Canada are that you have to use the exact form you registered the company with. So if I registered as ACME Inc. I can't use ACME Ltd. or even ACME Incorporated.

The meanings of Limited, Ltd, Inc., Incorporated, Corporation, Corp., are (in Canada) identical.

Usual not-a-lawyer / not-legal-advice restrictions apply.

answered Nov 25 '11 at 04:49
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