WHY DO I NEED A NUANS REPORT?
Provincial Legislation in New Brunswick and many other provinces require business owners to provide a NUANS report when registering a new business name.
More importantly, the NUANS® search guarantees that your name is unique in your industry and your region. We strongly recommend searching and reserving your business name before you produce signs, business cards, letterheads, etc., to avoid trademark violation if your chosen name is already being used by another company.
WHAT IS NUANS?
NUANS is a computerised search system that compares a proposed corporate name or trademark with databases of existing corporate bodies and trademarks. The NUANS® system is owned and operated by Industry Canada and contains a national database of trademarks and business names that are in use by other organisations.
When a NUANS report is conducted, your proposed business name is compared to the names in the NUANS® database, and the NUANS report will list organisations that have a name similar to the one you proposed.
A NUANS report will also reserve your name for 90 days.
Please note: The Federal and Provincial Registrars have the final say on accepting business names, regardless of the information presented in the NUANS® report.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A NAME FOR MY BUSINESS?
A business name consists of a distinctive element, ie. “Acme,” and a descriptive element, ie. “Grocery Store.” It is not recommended that you choose only initials (ie. ABC) or any names that could be confused with Government entities.
We offer 3 FREE pre-searches to determine if your name is available by querying the Industry Canada database. (Pre-searches are not NUANS® searches). Additional pre-searches are available for a nominal fee.
Need a little more guidance in choosing a name? Contact us.
ORDER A NUANS REPORT TODAY!
Use the below form to request a NUANS® search for a new business name, as required by Provincial regulations.
After you click Submit we will contact you for confirmation and payment information. This allows us to ensure we are meeting the needs of our clients and government requirements before processing any payments. Once your business name search is complete, we can get your business registered.
Fee: $46.00 (HST included)