Ontario NUANS Report
Ontario NUANS Report. If you are planning to register or incorporate your business in Ontario, then performing a name search is the most important first step.
You have to ensure that the proposed business name is available for use and not used by other people as a trademark or a corporate name. Company Formations offers Ontario NUANS Reports for only $60.00.
Ontario NUANS Report Fee:
What is a NUANS® Search System?
A NUANS name search is a computerized search system that compares a proposed corporate/business name or trade-mark with databases of existing corporate names and trademarks. This comparison determines the similarity that may exist between the proposed name or trademark and existing names in the database and produces a listing of names that are found to be most similar. The search report consists of 7 pages and allows you to evaluate the availability of the proposed name.
Why do I need a NUANS Search?
NUANS name search report is required in order to register:
1. Provincial or Federal Corporation
2. Not-for-profit organization or a Charity
3. Register a Trademark
In addition, NUANS search is a fairly comprehensive search to check the availability of a business name.
A NUANS name search is necessary to incorporate your business in Ontario. Requesting a NUANS search online takes only a few minutes. Your Ontario NUANS report is usually ready within 2-3 business hours. Your NUANS search report will show what specific corporate names that sound similar to your proposed name are already registered. It will also show you if you can use the proposed corporate name.
If the name already exists, then you will have to do a NUANS name search again. That is why we recommend doing a preliminary business name search before an actual NUANS search. That gives you an opportunity to search for up to 3 business names at a much lower price.
If you are registering a corporation and the proposed name does not exist, the NUANS search would actually reserve the name for 90 days.