Business Name Search (NUANS Search) - Ontario, Canada
& Other Provinces

The price of the NUANS SEARCH & REPORT includes up 3 preliminary name searches.
If your name choices are not available you will NOT be charged for the Nuans report.

Price: $39.99 + HST
(Trademark Searches Are Included With a Nuans)


Results emailed within 2-5 hours if ordered between 9am - 5pm EST Mon - Fri (excluding holidays)

 

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|Choosing a Business Name| |Restrictions on Corporate Business Names|

Business Name Search - NUANS search & Nuans Report

A NUANS (Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search) is a mandatory submission to incorporate a company anywhere in Canada when you are requesting a named corporation (e.g. ABCDEF Investments Ltd.). The Nuans Report is a 7 page report listing the most similar corporations, business names and trade marks to your proposed name.Business Name Search A preliminary business name search is done prior to ordering the NUANS report to search for business name availability. This is done as a precautionary measure to see if the name that you are requesting infringes on any businesses already in existence throughout Canada. The listed price below includes searching up to three names.

In Ontario alone, there are almost 2 million corporations registered. This number does not include the existing small businesses and trademarks that have been established.

Providing a name that is unique and distinctive to you and your line of business is crucial. A corporate name should have a distinctive element and a descriptive element to separate it from existing names.

Nuans reports are valid for 90 days and are required for a named corporation filing in any province or territory of Canada, including a Federal Incorporation in accordance with the Corporations Act. With each request, we will conduct preliminary name searches to determine if the name is available before incurring the cost of the report. It is ultimately the clients’ decision whether to proceed with the name. Discussions or comments that took place by Ontario Business Central or its employees are not considered a legal opinion, they are only to provide assistance in your name decision process.

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Choosing a Business Name

This is a listing to give you examples of putting a corporate name together with distinctive and descriptive elements along with the legal ending.

Name Distinctive Element Descriptive Element Legal Ending
Coined Word Abzoodle
Atapin
Preservex
Restaurant
Dance Class
Documents
Ltd.
Inc.
Corp.
Dictionary Word Relaxation
Roman
Sisters
Spa
Mines
Cafe
Limited
Incorporated
Corporation
Family Word Campbell
Harpers
Lees
Farms
Juices
Carpets
Inc.
Ltd.
Corp.
Geographic Word Toronto
Sudbury
Aurora
Skylights
Ice Cubes
Playhouse
Limited
Corporation
Incorporated
Descriptive Name Lowfat
Sheppards
Speakers
Eatery
Kennel
Etc.

Inc.
Corp.
Ltd.

General Name Ontario
General
A-1
Music
Holdings
Services
Limited
Corporation
Incorporated

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Restrictions on Corporate Business Names

As a profit corporation in the Province of Ontario there are words or wordings not permitted by the Business Corporations Act. They are as follows:

  • Obscene word or wording
  • Co-op, co-operative or any variation
  • Housing
  • Association
  • Any wording that might be confusing with a government institution
  • Engineering, Engineers (unless written consent from association)
  • College, University, Institute (unless written consent from Ministry of Education)

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