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Register/Renew a Trade/Style Name for a Corporation

Dye & Durham's eCore offers business name registration under the Ontario Business Names Act. Before registering a sole proprietorship/general partnership, it is highly recommended that you pre-screen the name for availability by ordering a Comprehensive Pre-Search™.

Check availability of your desired business name"

Comprehensive Pre-Search - $58.80 + tax

Perform an in-depth search of multiple Government and other sources to pre-screen the company name I wish to use.
Includes an advanced NUANS® Pre-Search and provides information missing from the NUANS® system: BC firm names, PQ company names, U.S. trademarks, Internet domain names, and unregistered business names.
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3 Basic Pre-Searches - $25.20 + tax

Do a quick scan of the NUANS® database to locate business names on record.
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Business Name Registration / Renewal

I have already pre-screened my desired business name and I'm satisfied that it is available, or I'm just renewing my business name. I'm ready to proceed.
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Understanding Name Availability Searching

Before you register your business name under the Ontario Business Names Act, you should make sure that it is not already taken. We highly recommend the Comprehensive Pre-Search™ to determine the availability of your desired company name.

Hours of Operation

Comprehensive Pre-Search™
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am to 11:59 pm EST

Basic Pre-Search
24-hour availability