Business Name Searches (NUANS®)

Are you planning to register or incorporate your business, then performing a name search is an important first step. You have to ensure that the proposed business name is available for use and not used by other people as a trademark or a corporate name.
The cost for a New Brunswick NUANS report is $50. You will receive a NUANS Report and a cover letter.

NUANS is a computerized system that reserves your business name for 90 days.

If the French and English is translated word for word then only one search.

If you have Ltd on the end then you will need to incorporate the business.

The name must have a descriptive element. If you are a shipping company then shipping would be a descriptive element.

Fill out the form at


PEI has a new system everything is done vie email. is the website for PEI.  You will have to create an account and then login and go under the reserve a name option.