Manufacturer Name Updates
The DLC understands that manufacturer names may go through changes after establishing an account with the DLC. To ensure that reviewers have the necessary documentation to accurately evaluate applications and that information listed on the QPL is consistent, the DLC will require the following for any manufacturer who wishes to change its manufacturer name after establishing a DLC account:
- Government issued documentation demonstrating the change in company name. The documentation must be issued by the jurisdiction under which the company operates. Reviewers reserve the right to ask for additional documentation if the information provided does not appear to be official government issued documentation.
- Manufacturers will be restricted to changing company names only one time per year. The DLC will allow exceptions to this rule for companies that are bought/sold multiple times within the same year. In the event that a company is bought/sold multiple times within the same year and requires more than one name change within the same year, the DLC will ask for sufficient documentation to demonstrate the need for multiple name changes.
- Application documentation must represent the new company name within 3 months of the company name change documentation being approved by the DLC. After this 3 month grace period, any documentation submitted representing the previous company name will be asked to be revised in order to move forward with the application.