The Fast Way to Find Trade Name Search, Registration, and Renewal in Australia

For something seemingly straightforward, there are many ways for business or trade name registration to go wrong. Requesting registration for a name that doesn’t meet the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) standards can be an expensive mistake, delaying your ability to operate your business and even potentially exposing you to liability. Registering your business name, however, is a requirement if you’re operating under a name different from your legal name. That means for most businesses, registering at least one business (or trade) name is something you’ll have to do at some point. Thankfully, there’s a quick and effortless way to get a business name registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Whether you need registration for a new business or need trade name renewal because your registration has lapsed, Top Business Name makes it easy to take care of any trade name needs. With a rapid turnaround and dedicated customer service, you can rely on Top Business Name to get your registration or renewal done right.

Why Trade Name Registration and Renewal is Necessary

Whether you’re operating on your own, in a partnership, or under a legal company name, if you’re doing business under a name other than own, or your company’s legal name, you’ll need to register the other name or names you’re using. This is especially relevant if you’re a sole proprietor and need a catchy business name beyond your personal name. There are many reasons you might require trade name registration in Australia though. For instance, if you provide a variety of services or want to reach different markets, using multiple business names is a clever idea.

Since this is a customary practice, you can register multiple trade names under the same ABN (Australian Business Number), making it easy for your company to serve different functions as the same legal entity. There are a few things you need to have in place first though. To register a new name, you’ll need an ABN if you don’t have one yet. Then, it’s time to check that the name you want isn’t in use already or otherwise restricted by ASIC regulations.

Trade Name Search Takes Out the Guesswork

There’s much to consider here! From avoiding disallowed characters (such as accented letters) to determining if a name is too close to an existing business name to be allowed, using the Top Business Name search function makes finding an acceptable name easy and risk-free. Our high-tech system returns search results quickly and, since it’s directly integrated with the ASIC system, once you’ve decided on the perfect name, the registration process itself is quick and painless. All told, this can take as little as 3-5 business days, which means you can get back to business faster, rather than wasting valuable time with forms and bureaucracy. Or even worse, getting it wrong and having to go through the entire process again. If you’d prefer not to wait and want to be sure everything’s in order the first time around, get in touch with us today to find out more.