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NUANS Report | Reserve a Business Name

Ready to incorporate? You must first purchase the mandatory NUANS® Report before:

The NUANS® database contains corporate names, business or firm names and trademarks registered in Canada, and is owned and administered by Industry Canada with the participation of the provinces (except Quebec). NUANS® is a registered trademark owned by Industry Canada.

A NUANS® Report is valid for 90 days. If you do not incorporate within that time period, you must purchase a new one.

Use the NUANS® Report to:

  • Incorporate an Ontario or Federal corporation (mandatory requirement)
  • Pre-search the availability of a trademark
Use your credit card to order a NUANS® Report

$146.00 + tax

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Regular processing schedule:
Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 5:30 pm EST
(excluding statutory holidays)

Results available in approx 60 minutes. Requests submitted after 5:00 pm will be processed on the following business day.

Your trusted source for name searching

Dye & Durham’s name search team has been providing NUANS® searches since its inception in 1978. This means that your proposed name query is formulated by highly trained and experienced searchers to obtain the best results possible. Plus, our examiners bring over 25 years of experience to provide you with dependable quality checks, analysis and recommendations on the search results.

Dye & Durham is pleased to offer you all of the following services for your new corporation: