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DTI Business Name Registration in 5 Easy Steps

Do you have a business that you want to legitimize? Worry no more because registration at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is now hassle-free and can already be done online.

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According to DTI, a business name refers to any name that is different from the true name of an individual which is used or signed in connection with his/her business on any written or printed receipts, evidence of any agreement of business transaction, and any sign or billboard conspicuously exhibited in plain view in, or at the place of his/her business or elsewhere announcing his/her business.

Registering your business lets you check whether the name you want is unique or already in use by another existing trademark or company.

Advantages of registering your business name

  • Creates brand identity
  • Establishes credibility with customers and suppliers
  • Helps you avoid legal issues or problems with the government
  • Gains reputation as a legitimate business
  • Allows to market your brand and business everywhere
  • Enables to transact with large companies

How to register a business name in DTI

Go to DTI's Business Name Registration website

Go to https://bnrs.dti.gov.ph/registration. Read the Terms and Conditions and then click Agree at the bottom of the screen

Provide the needed information

Fill in the owner information then choose the territorial scope of your business (national, regional, city/municipality, barangay). Territorial scope refers to the extent of the geographical area within which the pertinent business may locate its offices, stores, shops, branches, manufacturing or processing plants, or other business structures, or where the relevant business name may be used without prejudice to engaging in business elsewhere. It is not to be considered as the geographical limit in which to transact business. Also, indicate your region, city/municipality, and barangay, as well as your Dominant Name and the Business Name Descriptor (this can be searched in the system)

Check your business name availability

Click Check Name Availability to know if your preferred business name is still available. If it is still available, click Next to proceed to the next step. A dialog box will appear containing the information you have provided, as well as the amount you have to pay. An additional Php 30 will be charged for the documentary stamp.

Pay your registration
Fill out the form requiring your email address, tax identification number, residence address, and other details. Afterwards, you will be redirected to the payment page. You can pay through the following channels: GCash, Paymaya, debit/credit card, and Landbank BizPortal

Download your Certificate

The copy of your Certificate of Business Name Registration will be sent to your registered email in less than 30 minutes.

For inquiries, contact the following:

Call: 0917-595-3930

Text/Viber: 0917-863-0669/0917-597-6362

Email: bnrshelpdesk@dti.gov.ph

Helpdesk is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM