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NUANS Name Searches & Name Reservations in Canada

NUANS name searches & name reservations are required in order to register or incorporate your business in Canada.

As you plan to incorporate or register your business, you may have heard about NUANS name searches and/or name reservations. Different jurisdictions require either NUANS name searches or name reservations prior to incorporation or business name registration.

Factors to consider in regard to NUANS name searches and name reservations are as follows:

NUANS Name Search

  • Mandatory for the incorporation of named corporations federally and in the Provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick
  • Mandatory for business name registration in the Province of New Brunswick
  • NUANS reports are valid for 90 days and place a hold on the proposed name, subject to government acceptance of the name
  • Provides a list of similar business names, corporate names and trademarks to your proposed name
  • A completed NUANS report does not mean your proposed business name is approved; it is simply reserved pending government acceptance

Name Reservations

  • Mandatory for the incorporation of named corporations in the Provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, as well as in the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
  • Mandatory for business name registration in the Provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as in the Yukon Territory
  • Each jurisdiction has final approval power over your proposed names
  • Name reservations may take up to two weeks for processing, depending upon the jurisdiction

It is important to follow federal and provincial rules surrounding the availability of business names and corporate names. New Business Now.com can assist you with NUANS name searches & name reservations in most Canadian jurisdictions. If you have questions or you would like more information about NUANS name searches & name reservations, please contact us today.

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