Name Searching

Comprehensive Name Search Reports

Everyone recognizes someone or something by their name. When incorporating a company, a good name is one that reflects your corporate identity, is memorable and meaningful. Is your corporate name distinct, or does it sound like or look like another name that could lead to confusion?

We dive deeper to bring you a Comprehensive Name Search Report that:

  • Collects results from numerous databases
  • Collects results for all jurisdictions, including Quebec
  • Includes common law sources that show names in use
  • Collects results on Domain Names
  • Includes a summary report consolidating the most relevant names

Our Comprehensive Name Search Report checks your proposed name against multiple databases and in provinces that NUANS does not report on. You’ll get more information – and more protection for your clients.

More information. More protection.The power of a name has always been a key asset for any business. Now, finding the right business name is easier with the Comprehensive Name Report. You get a thorough, detailed report you can reply on. Download a sample of our report for and see for yourself!

When incorporating a company, a good name is one that reflects your corporate identity, is memorable and meaningful. Is your corporate name distinct, or does it sound like or look like another name that could lead to confusion? Do you want to develop a distinctive brand name that will be easily recognized?

A fundamental component of Company Formation is determining the availability of your name for use across all Canadian jurisdictions. Cyberbahn will assist you by searching different variations of a name to determine all similar corporate entities registered with various governments in Canada.

Our searches also support all Quebec and Canadian Trademarks and will provide an overview of names that are similar, or names that sound phonetically the same. For more complex searches, or for searches where a business will be registered in the Province of Quebec, a comprehensive name search report is available and will list all trade names being used in Canada by consulting various common law directories and additional databases.

Feature and Benefits

  • Consists of a “Name in Use Report’ which provides information on name usage by indicating where the name is being used and in what area of business.
  • Contains Domain Names, key information for a potential website that can become your biggest ‘Marketing’ and business tool.
  • The Report is delivered to you in an easy to read PDF report.
  • We will search multiple databases across Canada and present approximately 50 hits per database.
  • Strong word pattern association for identifying possibly confusing terms.
  • Includes multiple reports and highlighted summaries.

NUANS and Provincial Reports

NUANS and Provincial Name Searches are required by various governments to incorporate a named corporation. Several provinces have adopted the NUANS (Federal, Alberta, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories).

We will help you determine the name report type required to meet the federal or provincial government requirements. These reports contain information on similar corporations, business names and trademarks. We will provide recommendations on possibly similar names or potentially confusing names, or potentially, names that are not unique or distinct enough.

NUANS and Provincial Name Searches are required by various governments to incorporate a named company. Several provinces have adopted the NUANS (Federal, Alberta, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories). All other jurisdictions (British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, Manitoba, Yukon and Nunavut, Quebec) use a different form of name reservation.

The Cyberbahn difference:

A NUANS report is a five- or six-page document that includes a list of corporations, business names and trademarks that appear and sound similar to the name being proposed for a new corporation. This report must be ordered and submitted to the pertinent jurisdiction, along with the Articles of Incorporation, in almost all cases. When a NUANS search is ordered on the proposed corporate name, that report has a life of 90 days from the date the report was issued. This date appears in the left-hand column beside the proposed name. If the articles are not filed and approved in the relevant jurisdiction within this 90-day period, another search must be requested.

The jurisdictions not using NUANS provide similar search documentation that must be included with the Incorporation documents. Unlike the Comprehensive Name Search Reports, the NUANS Report only checks for names against the NUANS database and the provincial report only checks for names against its respective provincial databases. Quebec company names do not appear on NUANS or on the individual province databases. Refer to Comprehensive Name Reports for name clearance in Quebec.

Let Cyberbahn verify corporate name availability prior to incorporating and obtain a mandatory NUANS or provincial report. These reports are available in approximately 1 hour and are also available on an expedited basis, with a 30-minute turnaround time.

For services in Quebec, please visit Marque d’or.

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