GUIDE FOR COMPANY NAME

AND BUSINESS ACTIVITY

Every business needs an awesome name to differentiate itself from its competitors. The company name that you have chosen also reflects the brand image that you are trying to portray to your vendors and clients.

DISALLOWED NAMES

Try to avoid names which are:

  • Identical to another company, limited liability partnership, corporation or business name. The Registrar treats the symbol “&” and the word “and” as the same. For example, Registrar will reject names in the right column as they are deemed identical to the corresponding names in the left column.

  • Undesirable. I.e. names which are vulgar, obscene or offensive.

  • prohibited by order of the Minister for Finance.

NAMES AND SSIC CODES THAT WILL REQUIRE APPROVAL

Certain business activities need to be approved by relevant authorities. This is dependent on The Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC) code that you have selected.