Is Your Proposed Business or Trading Name Available
One of the most existing parts of starting a business is developing its name. For some this is a simple reasonably quick process – for others, a process filled with research, comparisons and procrastination. But did you know that you can’t have a business name that is identical or similar to an existing registered business name?
So how do you know if you can trade under your proposed business or trading name? The first step is to find out whether the name you want to register is available.
A check name availability search with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) determines whether your proposed company or business name is identical (or similar) to a name that is already registered or reserved with ASIC.
A proposed name will be rejected if it is considered identical to an already existing name, similar to an existing business name (for business names) or uses restricted words.
More information on our name availability rules can be found on ASIC’s website.
Oh, and also remember to make sure your proposed name doesn’t infringe on any trademarks. Check at IP Australia.
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