Prior to the emergence of the company, the individual proprietorship is the most typical form of enterprise, which coexists with the sole proprietorship, the most typical of which is the family business group.
Prior to the creation of the company, the partnership had not acquired the status of a legal person, but there were other corporate bodies. This can be traced back to ancient Rome in ancient Rome, the state, local self-government groups, monasteries and other religious groups, nursing homes and other charitable organizations have achieved the status of legal persons. In the Middle Ages, some trade groups had obtained the qualifications of legal persons, especially the organizations engaged in overseas trade. In medieval England, such organizations enjoyed a greater degree of independence in relation to partnership.
The first companies to be produced are infinite companies. However, there is no essential difference between an infinite company and a partnership, only a partnership that has acquired a legal status.
The first legislation on unlimited companies was the commercial regulations of Louis 14 in France in 1673, which were then referred to as ordinary companies. In the French Commercial Code of 1807, the name of the company was renamed. The Japanese Commercial Code also provides for the "Association of Clubs". Unlimited company in the production, there has been a significant development, but with the company limited and the production of companies, unlimited companies have been relegated to the secondary position.