How do I find out if a business name is available in Australia?

How do I find out if a business name is available in Australia?

How do I find out if a business name is available in Australia?

To get started, visit the ASIC website at Click on ‘Business names’. This will take you to ASIC Connect Search….Select the ‘Search business names register’ tab.

  1. Select ‘Check business name availability’ from the drop-down box.
  2. Enter the business name.
  3. Select ‘Go’ to view results.

Do I need to register my business name with registry Australia?

You need to register a business name if you conduct business under a name other than your own. This means you can operate your business in any state or territory in Australia. At the Australian Government’s Business Registration website you can register a business name using one online form.

How do I find out who owns a business in Australia?

You can verify that the company or business name is registered by conducting an Organisations & Business Names Index search. Because each company and business has its own unique registration, searching by an ACN, ABN or former state or territory business name registration number can assist in narrowing a search.

What does it cost to register a business name in Australia?

The fees for registering a business name are: $37 for one year. $88 for three years.

How do I register my business name in Australia for free?

How to register a business name using ASIC Connect

  1. Step 1 – Log in to ASIC Connect and select the ‘Licences and Registrations’ tab at the top of the page.
  2. Step 2 – Select ‘Business name’ from the drop-down box.
  3. Step 3 – Enter your Australian Business Number (ABN)
  4. Step 4 – Enter the proposed business name.

What happens if someone is using your business name?

If someone uses your name, simply showing proof that you’ve trademarked the name could be enough to convince a business to choose something else. Most importantly, if you must go to court, you’ll have legal proof that you registered the name. However, you don’t have to trademark your business name to protect it.

How do I keep someone from using my business name?

To be sure no one improperly uses your business’s name or branding, you need to obtain a trademark. To do so, you’ll need to file an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Filing an application does not automatically mean your trademark will be approved.

How do you check if a company is legitimate in Australia?

check the business has a physical address (preferably local) and landline telephone number. search the Business Names Register to see if the business or trader’s name is registered. ask friends and family about their experiences with the business.

How do I own my business name?

Registering a trademark for a company name is pretty straightforward. Many businesses can file an application online in less than 90 minutes, without a lawyer’s help. The simplest way to register is on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Web site,