What You Need to Know About Ontario Business Name Registration.

We offer thorough and competitively-priced services to assist you with Ontario business name registration.

There are several important things you need to know about Ontario business name registration.

  • The Business Names Act (Ontario) makes business name registration mandatory in the Province of Ontario.
  • Your business name registration is valid for five years and must be renewed every five years to remain active.
  • Your business name should be distinct, distinguishable, and easy for others to recognize.
  • Your business name should be different from other business names in your industry.
  • You should conduct thorough research into your proposed business name to determine if it is available.

In Ontario, business name registration applies to any business name, with the exception of:

  • The legal names of corporations (names used for a corporation other than the legal corporate name must be registered separately)
  • The legal name of a sole proprietor (a single individual in business)
  • The legal names of partners in a partnership (multiple persons in business with together)

At New Business Now.com, in conjunction with Eric P. Cohen, Barrister & Solicitor, an Ontario lawyer, we can assist you with your Ontario business registration. Using a NUANS name search, we will cross-reference your proposed business name with existing business names, corporate names and trademarks across government databases. If your proposed business name is not in use, we offer thorough and competitively priced services to assist you in completing the business name registration process.

Eric P. Cohen, Barrister & Solicitor, an Ontario lawyer, is available to answer your questions and help you get started with your Ontario business name registration. Contact us today to learn more.

Articles on this blog are general in nature and are provided for informational purposes only. Use of this blog does not provide or replace individualized legal advice and does not create a solicitor-client relationship with our firm. Users who require legal advice on a particular matter should consult directly with Mr. Eric Cohen, Barrister & Solicitor, an Ontario lawyer or a competent lawyer in their Province or State.


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