Nuans - Corporate name and trademark reports

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

Reports for federal requests

Corporations Canada has integrated the name search with the online incorporation and corporate name preapproval requests under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) and the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (NFP Act).

Only intermediaries registered with Corporations Canada can order a name search report prior to filing the above-mentioned requests.

Incorporate your federal business or organization

You will be redirected to Corporations Canada’s Online Filing Centre.

Learn more on the benefits of incorporating.

Get a federal corporate name preapproval

You will be redirected to Corporations Canada’s Online Filing Centre.

Learn more on name preapproval.

Order a federal name search report before filing the following federal requests

The Nuans report can be used only for the following requests. For the other Corporations Canada online services, a report is not needed because the name search has been integrated with the process.

Business incorporated under the CBCA

  • Revival


  • All services

Organizations incorporated under the NFP Act

  • Amendment
  • Amalgamation
  • Import continuance
  • Revival

Order a federal Nuans report

This report costs $13.80.


Incorporating in a province or territory?

For information on how to complete your incorporation elsewhere, visit your provincial or territorial government website.

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.

Become a member

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Trademark search and monitoring

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

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