Check Company Name Availability and Trademark Search in India
a) What is the name of the Company ?
Company or Business name is identity of any business. Company name or business name is same thing but brand name is different from company name. for example if we talk about internet startups like Snapdeal then its a brand name in ecommerce industry but their company or business name is “Jasper Infotech Private Limited”
So company name and brand name should be differ, there is no issue regarding that, even you can run multiple brands in one company.
b) How to we choose company name ?
Company name should be always unique. its not copied from any other company name because its 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 ?
Private Limited Company is most of the popular business formation. while we are choosing the company name, we have to checkout with Ministry of Corporate affairs data.
MCA Website has a all the companies data which is available online. so you can checkout 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 checkout 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 checkout with Trademark Data Search.
There are 45 trademark class so we have to check in each class
f) 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.
g) 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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