Nuans - Corporate name and trademark reports


Nuans is the Government of Canada's combined search tool of business names and trademarks. This tool uses a powerful algorithm to list names and trademarks similar or identical to the searched name.

Corporate name search
now part of the federal incorporation process!

Choose your business type

Search and propose a name

Create your corporate structure

Finish and pay

Start federal incorporation

I already have a Nuans report. How do I complete my incorporation?

Reports for federal requests

You will need a Nuans report for requests such as:

  • Requesting a corporate name pre-approval
  • Reviving a corporation
  • Amending the articles of your corporation
  • Amalgamating two or more corporations
  • Continuing from another jurisdiction

Each report costs $13.80.

Incorporating in a province or territory

You can order a report yourself to incorporate in the Northwest Territories.

To complete your incorporation elsewhere, visit your provincial or territorial government website.

Need help?

Nuans members can answer your questions about naming your business, incorporating, ordering a report and monitoring trademarks.

Nuans members

Members account

As a Nuans member, you can order reports for your clients, access greater name search options, order report types and sign up for monthly billing.

Trademark search and monitoring

Did you know that you can research existing trademarks in the Canadian trademarks database using Nuans?

Learn more

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