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register a trade

If a business is to be relocated or the subject matter of the business is to be changed or expanded, or a change of name is to be made, a business re-registration is required.

A trade re-registration at the competent trade registration office is always necessary if an independent registered business of a standing trade, a branch or a dependent branch either

  • relocates the business (new address) or
  • the subject matter of the trade is changed or extended to goods or services that are not customary in trades of the registered type.
  • changes the name (the current operator changes his name due to e.g. marriage or in case of legal entities change of name in the Commercial Register. No change of operator).

The trade re-registration complies with the obligation to notify the transfer of the registered office or the change of the subject of a trade from the point of view of trade law.


The registered office of the business enterprise, branch office or dependent branch is in the city of Bremen.

What documents do I need?

  • completed business registration form

    (registration and transmission is also possible online - see procedures)

  • Identity card or passport

    - one copy is sufficient in case of written notification
    - in case of representation with written power of attorney, the authorised representative must be able to identify himself with an identity card or passport

  • Craft card, if applicable
  • any necessary permits

    (e.g. restaurant concession)

  • Extract from the commercial register, if applicable

    for legal entities, companies