NUANS™ Report – Federal Corporation

NUANS™ (Newly Updated Automated Name Search) is a sophisticated search engine that searches over 8 million records of corporation names, trademarks and business names.

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Ordering a Federal Nuans Report does not mean that the proposed name has been approved. The Nuans name report only reserves the name for 90 days.

A Preliminary name search determines if the proposed name(s) are available prior to ordering a Nuans™ reservation report. It will identify any conflicts with the proposed name against existing corporations, businesses and or trademarks. A preliminary search will be conducted on a maximum of 3 names.

Nuans™ Reservation Report (Federal) Consists of a 7 page report containing 4 pages of relevant Corporation and Business names, 2 pages of related Trademarks and 1 page of Terms and Conditions. The report reserves the name in the Nuans™ database and is valid for 90 calendar days.

Nuans™ Name Pre-Approval.  All Federal Corporation Names must be pre-approved by an examiner at Corporations Canada, whether it is for a new corporation, a change of name, an amalgamation, or continuance.  Although the Nuans™ report may show no potential conflicts with existing names  a report and responses to the questions below are required for the approval process.

Do you need to provide a consent for using a Family Name, or an existing identical Unincorporated Business Name? (ie. Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership)

Technical Specs

A Distinctive term is the most important part of a name because it sets the name apart from other businesses offering the same products or services.

A Descriptive term describes the nature of the business.

Example 1
Proposed corporate name: JASMINE’S TEA BOUTIQUE

The distinctive term is: JASMINE’S
The descriptive term is: TEA BOUTIQUE

Example 2
Proposed corporate name: QUICK RUN CONVENIENCE STORE

The distinctive term is: QUICK RUN
The descriptive term is: CONVENIENCE STORE

The Legal Element
Provincial and Federal business Corporations are required to include a legal element as part of the corporate name. The legal element is optional for not-for-profit Corporations, however, Limited or Ltd. are not permitted for not-for-profit names.

Legal Elements: Limited, Incorporated, Corporation, LTD., INC., CORP., or the French equivalents.

Processing Time

Preliminary Report: available within 1 to 2 hours once the order is received.  Processing time can vary depending on the complexity of the name(s).

Nuans™ Reservation Report: once the preliminary search results have been reviewed and one name is selected, the reservation report is ordered and emailed.

Name Pre-Approval: once the Nuans™ report is available and the responses are provided it is submitted to Corporations Canada and can take 24 to 48 hours to process.