Check Availability of Business Name

Check the availability of business names by searching ACRA’s online directory of businesses on BizFile.  Avoid choosing business names identical to any existing company or may be too similar to any well-known brands or trademarks.  Avoid business names that may be offensive, obscene or abusive.  There are certain reserved words that will not be accepted as a business name, such as “Temasek”.  Business names that requires the approval of an authority (e.g. Monetary Authority or Law Society) may increase the processing time.