A business name is the name your business operates under. A business name registration is required before you can use the business name. It is a trading name under which a legal entity or a person trades. An ABN is required to register a business name. You need to register a business name if you conduct any business under a name other than your own. If you haven’t yet applied for an ABN, we can help you setup the ABN as well as register the business name for you. A business name is often the most treasured asset for a business as it enables the customers to identify the business and form an emotional association with the business. A unique business name also lets the business to differentiate itself from the competitors in the market.
It is always advisable to go through the process of business name registration to ensure you are not inadvertently using someone else’s business name, because doing so can result in legal issues in the future.
A business name registration is also required if you wish to open a bank account under your business name. Trading name registration has been replaced by business name registration now and hence it is not possible to register a trading name. A business name is part of a national database of business name and it should not surprise you if during the process of business name registration the name you are seeking is unavailable. There are also restrictions in using certain kinds of business names and this we will be able to advise if it applies to you.
To carry out a business name registration, a fee needs to be paid and you could either register the business name for either a year or three years. If you require to register a domain name then the first step would be the ABN registration, then the business name and then the domain name. We can help you with this process. We can assist you register a business name under a sole trader, company, partnership or a trust as applicable.
The form below is a simple form with most required fields of information required for a Business Name Registration. The form submission is secured and spam free as all information submitted through this form is encrypted using SSL (Secured Socket Layering). If you get stuck or would like to talk to us while submitting this form, please feel free to call us on 03-86091889 or 03-88997736 at anytime of the day.