GUIDELINES FOR BUSINESS NAME APPLICATION 1. A business name represents a style or topic that is used to recognise the identity of the business carried out. 2. A business name can be categorized into two (2) types : a) Personal name as stated in the identity card is not required to apply for approval of the business name. Example: Ruslan bin Mohamed, Siow Ah Thai or, Ramasamy a/l Mutusamy. b) Trade Name is the name of the proposed business and must obtain prior approval from the Registrar of Business at Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia. Example: Kedai Dobi Mewah, Lucky Star Catering, or ABS Unggul Enterprise. Procedure 1. Complete the Business Name Approval Form (Form PNA.42) with three (3) proposed business names. Business names will be approved according to priority and will be attached to the New Business Registration Form (Form A) at the counter. Person responsible is either the business owner or partner must submit the application to counter or through online via SSM eLodgement services in the SSM’s website at www.ssm.com.my
Additional Information 1. Business name should not be too long that is not more than fifty (50) characters including spaces between words.
The use of numbers, sign and symbols are not allowed as part of a business name.
Gazetted words under Government Gazette No. 716 dated 30 January 1997, Gazette Amendments of 2001 and the names that administratively controlled under the Companies Act 1965 will also be considered controlled for a business name. Government Gazette and Guidelines on Company Name can be viewed in the SSM’s website at www.ssm.com.my Besides obtaining approval from SSM for the use of the words Nurseries, Care Centre, Kindergarten, Tuition Centres, Colleges and Schools as part of business name must obtain the approval of business names, business owners must also obtain written permission from other relevant agencies prior to registering the business. Business name registered must be in accordance with...
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