A name change occurs when updates to how a party/location is officially referred to take place.
Changes to the name of a party or location do not require the allocation of a new GLN.
■ Change to legal name
□ Same GLN: Change to enterprise legal name does not require the GLN to be changed.
- Example: A company changes their legal, authoritative name
- Example: A warehouse that was previously called Warehouse West was updated to Warehouse Alpha
Note: Changes to names commonly result from changes outlined in other rules, such as, mergers, acquisitions, legal framework changes, or splits.
Relevant guiding principles: While many situations involving name changes will not impact the guiding principles, certain scenarios may. Refer to section 1.1 for more details.