Trade Name Search order:
Order your name search report
(nuans search report)
Why do you need to have completed a valid nuans search report in the last 90
The poor choice of a trade name or business name, corporate name, could bring
unwanted legal complications.
For example, if the name you chooses is the same as, or similar to, an existing
trade name, corporate name or trademark, an offended party could take you to
court and ask a judge to direct you to stop using the name.
|What else you should do?
At the time you search for your business name you can start to
search for a domain name for your business. The domain name is very important
for your business name to have the online presence and doing business over the
Internet. Not all the names are available for registration, so you have to do a
name search to find the right name for your website. To do a domain name search
for your corporate name, use our domain name website on
and search the perfect domain name. When you have the nuans search report done
and confirmed that you can register the proposed corporate name, you have to
secure your online presence registering the domain name you have searched.
What is a trade name?
A trade name is any name you decide to use for your new business for commercial
A trade name is registered for evidentiary purposes only.
The right to the exclusive use of the trade name is not expressed or implied.
No jurisdiction recognizes the owner of a trade name as having any monopoly
within the jurisdiction or elsewhere. The owners of trade names are required,
at the time of registration, to indicate the nature of work associated with the
trade name, however, they are not restricted to just the nature of work as
Searches of trade names are prepared for the exclusive
benefit of the user of the trade name. No jurisdiction requires searches to be
filed with requests for registration. It would be foolish, based on the
existence of millions of trade names, corporate names and trademarks, for any
one to commence to use these lowest priority of names without first conducting
a proper search. Amazingly over 25% of new business do.
The owner of a trade name only has protection within the confines
of a specific geographic area. The owner can therefore prevent someone from
using the identical or similar trade name in his trading area. The owner of a
trade name can prevent the registration of an unregistered trademark, however,
the same owner can not prevent the owner of an unregistered trademark from
using the unregistered trademark in some other geographic location.
The majority of businesses carry on under a business name.
Therefore, your proposed name should be fully researched before you begin
trading under that name. We have many tools to help protect you and your
business's name. First, start by completing a
Free Trade name Search of your proposed business name. Our
exclusive online Prescreen area gives you access to the corporate name database
to search out your proposed name for similar names. This prescreen will save
you considerable time and money by bringing to your attention existing
businesses currently operating under your proposed name before you purchase an
official NUANS report or register your Trade Name.
If you find any conflicts in your prescreens... you will need to
create another business name.
This is why we recommend you to have prior a Trade Name Search.
We give you access to the Pre-screening area for 5 free prescreen searches (per
nuans report) of the corporate database so that you can view any direct
conflicts prior to submitting your formal nuans report.
You can contact us and one of our staff will help you to get the right
corporate name with no conficts or future problems with your corporate name.
When you have chosen a name for your corporate name, you must contact a
search house to order a Search Report on your proposed name.
Once you have decided to incorporate, the first step is to choose a suitable
name for your new corporation to search the name of your corporation. This
report will determine if there are any other corporations with the same or a
Trade Name Search and get your Nuans Search Report.
If you would like to know more about how to register your business, selecting
the right type of registration, please use
Register a trade name or sole proprietorship
In Canada, there are two ways to carry on business:
You can Incorporate
or you can carry on business under a Trade Name Registration; also
commonly known as a Sole Proprietorship.
The most distinct difference between registering a Trade Name
and an Incorporation is that an Incorporation is its own legal entity subject
to its own taxation and legal responsibilities. If you are going to operate
under a Trade Name, then your business is an extension of yourself. Trade Name
revenues are recorded on your Personal Income, and liabilities will fall onto
you, if such a case arises.
A trade name can be owned by
or a Group consisting of Individuals and / or Corporations
Trade Name Registration
As part of each trade name registration we provide the following:
Access to 5 free "NUANS Pre-Screen Searches"
A complete NUANS name search report;
Our Examination and Opinion of Name availability report.
The preparation and filing of the trade name declaration.