Business Name (BN) Registration is one of the principal front-line service of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). It aims to maintain a nationwide registry of business names mainly on Sole Proprietorship.
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Notice to the Public
PMT-BR16001 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
To All Business Name (BN) Applicants:
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reiterates the responsibility of BN applicants in determining their Proposed Business Name (BN). To avoid future inconvenience, the BN must conform to the Rules and Regulations identified as “Not Registrable Business Names” as stated in the BN Registration System’s (BNRS) Terms and Conditions.
Moreover, we wish to highlight item #2, to wit:
“2. not the same or nearly the same as an existing registered business, company, partnership, corporation (Securities and Exchange Commission), cooperative name (Cooperative Development Authority); nor it infringes on any trademark, service mark and tradename (Intellectual Property Office) (e.g. Anne Dok's Lechon, Jolibee, Starbax Cafe);”
DTI recognizes trademarks duly registered under the Intellectual Property Office Philippines (IPOPHL); trademark owner has the exclusive right to use the mark and to prevent others from using the same or similar marks on identical or related goods and services. It is punishable under the law to use confusingly similar trademarks or any registered trademarks without the consent of the owner.
In this regard, we strongly advise clients to avoid word/s resembles to any IPOPHL and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) registered trademark such as but not limited to XEROX, KONICA, MINOLTA, RICOH, TOYOTA, FORD, among others.
Furthermore, we wish to note that DTI has the right to correct/cancel the Business Name upon conclusive determination that a confusingly similar/identical Business Name, Corporate Name, Trademark, or Trade name exist prior to its registration.
Please be advised accordingly.