Is Your Business Name Protected?
Many people register their business with the assumption that once registered they have the rights to that business name, however, for many of these businesses this is not the case.
In Canada, the level of name protection for your business is based on the business structure you have registered.
Take a look at this infographic to get a quick overview of name protection in Canada:
If your business name is important to your business you really need to make sure your business name is protected and that you have the rights to it, otherwise the hard work of building a brand and reputation may be lost if you are forced to change your name down the road.
To check if anyone else has registered a business name similar to yours, use our Free NUANS Preliminary Search.