You must submit a NUANS® report as part of your application to use your business/corporate name.
The NUANS®report compares the name you are proposing with a federal database of names that includes trademarks, provincial and federal corporate names and most provincially registered business names. It consists of 3 pages of provincial and federal corporate names and provincially registered business names and 2 pages of Trademarks registered or applied for in Canada.
The NUANS®report facilitates the review by our firm of the various names that are already in use to ensure that your proposed name is not in conflict with any of these previously registered names. Our opinion letter attached to your NUANS®report will also facilitate the review of the report by the various government officials.
NUANS® fees: We are constantly trying to improve our costs to clients and have established a standard fee for all of our Canada-wide NUANS® reports at $45.00 plus 14% HST ($51.30).
Once a NUANS® report is generated, your proposed name is reserved for a period of 90 days from the date the report was requested. This will protect your name while you are preparing to have your business registered, however, the registration process must be completed within that 90 day time period or the name reservation will expire and you will be required to submit a new NUANS® report.