How to Check Company Name Availability and Search in India
Today lot of Internet Startups in India confused about their brand name because when they wanna register that time that names already registered in India so let’s talk about how you can solve this problem regarding the ” Check Company name availability and search in India“.
So let’s learn in FAQ Manner how to check company name or brand name in India.
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a) What is the name of the Company?
Company or Business name is the identity of any business. Company name or business name is the same thing but the brand name is different from the company name. for example, if we talk about internet startups like Snapdeal then its a brand name in the e-commerce industry but their company or business name is “Jasper Infotech Private Limited”
So company name and brand name should differ, there is no issue regarding that, even you can run multiple brands in one company.
b) How do we choose a company name availability?
Company name should be always unique. it’s not copied from any other company name because it should be already trademarked or register a private limited company with that name.
Even internet entrepreneurs have to check that on that company name already domain name is booked or not. you can claim the domain name after taking the trademark also but initially, you have to secure about your brand name.
Must Read:- How to claim Domain Name with Trademark
c) How to Check or choose a Name of Private Limited Company in India?
MCA Registration Website has an all the companies data which are available online. so you can check out the company name by ROC Registration Number/ Existing company LLP/CIN or company name keyword.
Private Limited Company Name Search Link – MCA Website for Company Name Search
Note: For the LLP/One Person Company Procedure is the same for company name search
d) How to Check Company Name is Trademarked or Not?
If Company name is available then we have to check out Indian Government Trademark Registration data which helps to tell us about the brand name like its already registered or not.
So for the checking with the Trademark, we have to check out with Trademark Data Search.
There is 45 trademark class so we have to check in each class or you can use Zauba Corp which is a private website and listed the most of the companies and trademark data.
e) What are Name Guidelines regarding the Company Name?
Company name should be in 3 Parts.
Part 1: Keyword – This will be your brand name
Part 2: Business Activity word – Shows main business of your startup
Part 3: Structure word – Shows type of company, whether it is Pvt. Ltd./LLP/OPC etc.
Approval of name depends upon the Keyword and Business Activity word. Mostly Keyword should not be similar to any existing Company or Trademark in the same Industry.
f) Sole Proprietorship or Partnership Firm also need Name Search with the MCA?
Sole Proprietorship Firm name can be anything but we should have to check the name with the MCA data and trademark data because in the future when our business is growing that time we have to convert into the company but due to name non availability we have to change our business name that is lost our past goodwill in the market for the rebranding. so we should check with the MCA and trademark database.
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