The Global Language of Business

3.6 Party/location name change

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

3.6 Party/location name change - Image 0 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.

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