Corporate finance theory suggests that market imperfections, such as those caused by underdeveloped financial and legal systems, constrain firms’ ability to fund investment projects. Using firm-level data  show that firms in countries with developed financial institutions and efficient legal systems obtain more external financing than firms in countries with less-developed institutions. Although these findings show a strong effect of financial institutions and the legal system on firm growth, their conclusions are based on a sample of the largest firms in each of the economies they study. Their study relies on inferring firms’ demand for external financing from a financial model of the firm.

The registered office is the official address of an incorporated company, association or any other legal entity. Generally it will form part of the public record and is required in most countries where the registered organization or legal entity is incorporated. A registered physical office address is required for incorporated organizations to receive official correspondence and formal notices from government departments, investors, banks, shareholders and the general public. It is therefor of the utmost importance to register your company in a country with a developed financial and legal system.

Protecting your company name, brand names, logo’s and patents is different ballgame. You can trademark a word, phrase, symbol or design (or a combination of any of these) that identifies the source of a product or service and distinguishes it from competitors. Trademarks can be granted on distinctive names, logos and slogans. Why investing in brand awareness when it is not protected by law.