Free NUANS Preliminary Search

  • Results will be sent to the email address provided

Search Tips:

  • Do not include the legal ending in the ‘Company Name’ field. For example, if your proposed business name is ABC Business Inc., only enter ABC Business into the ‘Company Name’ field.
  • If your proposed business name ends with an ‘s’, replace it with ‘*’. For example, if you business name is ABC Solutions Inc., you should search ABC Solution* as this would give you results for both ‘Solution’ and ‘Solutions’. Do not do this for  all words ending in ‘s’, only apply this to the last word of your business name.
  • If your proposed business name ends with a complex keyword, it is best to search the root word and add a ‘*’ as the ending. For example, if your proposed business name is ABC Brokerage Inc., you should search ABC Broker* as this would return results such as ‘ABC Broker’, ‘ABC Brokers’, ‘ABC Brokerage’, etc.
  • Searching business names with initials, should have a space between each letter. For example, if you business name is ABC Solutions Inc. or A.B.C Solutions Inc., you should search A B C Solutions to get the best results.

If you need any additional assistance, please feel free to contact us.

FAQ

A NUANS Preliminary Search is a great way to check your proposed business name without the full cost of the NUANS Name Reservation Report. The Preliminary Search is a search of the NUANS database, but is not as comprehensive or thorough as the Reservation Report since it looks for names containing similar keywords as opposed to using the complex algorithms of the NUANS Name Reservation Report. A well structured search, done by qualified individuals can be a very useful in helping you save unnecessary expense when incorporating your business

Please Note: The Preliminary Search cannot be used as a substitute for the NUANS Name Reservation Report when Incorporating a Named Company.

What is a NUANS Preliminary Search?

A NUANS Preliminary Search is great way to check your proposed business name without the full cost of the NUANS Name Reservation Report. The Preliminary Search is a search of the NUANS database, but is not as comprehensive or thorough as the Reservation Report since it looks for names containing similar keywords as opposed to using the complex algorithms of the NUANS Name Reservation Report. A well structured search, done by qualified individuals can be a very useful in helping you save unnecessary expense when incorporating your business

Do I need to search each legal ending for my business name?

No, the search is done independent of legal ending in order to provide you with the best search results possible.

My search showed some results, is my business name available?

If your search showed results, this does not mean your business name is unavailable. The NUANS Preliminary Search finds other business with the same keywords in order to find businesses with the same or similar name to the one searched. The results should be reviewed for any direct matches to your proposed name in order to determine availability. If you need any help please contact us.

A company has the same name, but with Inc. Can I register the name with Ltd.?

Unfortunately, registering a business name with a different legal ending does not differentiate the names enough for registration. It is recommended to add some distinguishing element to the name in order to better differentiate the business names.

Can I use these search results for incorporating?

No, this report is only to determine if the business name has already been registered before purchasing the NUANS Name Reservation Report. The report required to incorporate your business is the NUANS Name Reservation Report, which is a more thorough search of the database and will reserve your business name for incorporating for up to 90 days.

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