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 Proprietorshop, General Partnership)
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.
Proposed corporate name: JASMINE’S TEA BOUTIQUE
The distinctive term is: JASMINE’S
The descriptive term is: TEA BOUTIQUE
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.
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.