CHOOSE A BUSINESS NAME
We suggest you think of at least three business names in case your first preference cannot be registered.
If the name you have chosen is already similar or confusingly similar to a registered business name, your next preferred business name will be considered.
What is an acceptable business name?
In determining whether a proposed business name for registration is acceptable, the following factors shall be considered:
The root word or words of the name shall be considered. (e.g. “Island” instead of “Islander”)
The business name should describe the nature of the business.
It should be comprised solely of any or all of the following:
Letters, numerals, and punctuation marks that are part of the English and Filipino language.
An online search facility is provided in the WEBNRS for you to find registered business names in the Philippines. The search facility should not be used to determine the availability of a business name for registration. This can only be determined at the time of lodgement of an application to register a business name.
There are two search criteria available for the public, namely Begins With and Contains. You can conduct a search by typing the exact business name or a few words contained in a business name.
(It would be best to enter the name you have chosen in the space provided exactly as you would like it to be registered.)
How do I complete the application?
Complete BTRCP Form No. 16. Information marked with an asterisk (*) is a required field to be filled out. Otherwise, you will receive an error message prompting you to fill them before the succeeding page is displayed.
The list of documentary requirements to be submitted to the proper DTI Office where your business is located is indicated in the Transaction Reference Number (TRN) Acknowledgement found in the last page of the online application form.
The TRN Acknowledgement form should be signed and submitted to DTI also.
Payment of application fee can be made at the DTI office indicated in your Transaction Reference Number (TRN) acknowledgment form.
Business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.