LESSONS ON HOW TO REGISTER COMPANY IN NIGERIA (LESSON 7: RESERVATION OF BUSINESS NAME OR AVAILABILITY NAME CHECK ON CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC) PORTAL)
Before proceeding to register your business name, you have to first and foremost, get a name reserved. The name must not be a name similar to an already existing name or an existing trademark. It is advisable to couch two names for name search or availability name check. While entering the names for search, you should enter your most preferred name first followed by the second option. Corporate Affairs Commission has the right to reject any name for going contrary to the provisions of Companies and Allied Matters Act. So while entering the names, be sure that they are not ‘common’ names. The reservation has to be done on Company Registration Portal (CRP).
To reserve a name, follow the steps below.
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