India Company Name Search
Your company name is the first thing that potential customers will see when they search for your services. A unique brand name will distinguish you from competition. Have you thought about what it should be?
Before you finalize a name, use our Company Name Search Tool to check if the business name of your choice is available.
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*The Result of your search for Name availability is based on a preliminary check conducted by our system, However, the name proposed by you for Proposed Company/LLP is still subject to a more comprehensive check at Central Registration Centre (CRC). Before applying for a name, it is advisable to conduct your own Name and Trade Mark search.
Why to double-check on Company Name Search Tool before finalizing a name?
When you are thinking about starting your own company, one of the first things that comes into mind is what name should I give it? Company names should align with the values you want them associated with, so choose wisely!
However, you cannot use a name that is the same or resembles an existing company name, LLP or trademark. Your chosen name should abide by the rules set under the Indian Companies Act, 2013.
How to use the Company Name Search Tool?
Use our tool to verify if your chosen company name is already used by another business or not. With our company name search tool, improve your chances of having the name application approved by the Ministry Of Corporate Affairs – Government of India and to reduce the risk of future complaints being made against your company under the law.
What are the guidelines to be followed while naming a company?
The following grounds must be checked before you decide a name for your company:
- Identical Name
The company name can’t be identical or similar to an existing one, LLP (limited liability partnership), trademark. Plural versions of words that are joined together with spaces in between them; using different tenses, adding the name of the place and so on is restricted.
You can’t name your company after a registered trademark since it would infringe on that brand’s rights. Our Company Name Search Tool will show you if your choice of name has already been trademarked.
The company’s name should not contain words that suggest a separate type of business or legal person. For example, the terms “co-op,” “trust” and so on can be used in reference to individuals who own shares but these cannot be a part of the company name.
The proposed name should not have any association or connection with patronage of a national hero and the name cannot imply that you are associated with the Indian or Foreign Government.
- Financial Terms
There can be no financial jargon like insurance, bank, stock exchange, venture capital, asset management, mutual fund, etc. without the appropriate regulatory bodies’ permission.
- Government Relevance
The chosen company name should not have words like National, Indian, Union or Hindustan in it unless prior approval from the government is obtained.
Can my company name be rejected?
Yes, the Ministry Of Corporate Affairs (MCA) can reject a company name if it violates the guidelines. Following are a few mistakes that should be avoided when selecting a name
- The company name misrepresents its activities
- The name closely resembles an existing company
- Chosen name is offensive in ANY language
- The name itself is an abbreviation
- There are full stops or commas in the name
FAQs on Company Name Search
Yes. Our Company Search Tool is super easy to use. All you have to do is enter the name and search. Then, if there is an existing name (same or resembling), it will appear in the search. Otherwise, the tool will tell you that your selected name can be used to name your company.
Even if the company name is available on our search tool, your chosen name is thoroughly scrutinized by the MCA. If it violates any of the rules laid down in the Companies Act, 2013, your company name can be rejected by the MCA.
Absolutely. After you are done finalizing a new brand name from our company name search tool, you can apply for it online. Visit our website to know more.
The company's name is approved by the ROC (Registrar of the company). So, even if it is available on our company name search tool, it will be subjected to further scrutiny.