Frequently Asked Questions
Business Name Registration
What is a Business Name?
Per DTI Department Administrative Order No. 10-10, series of 2010, starting 03 January 2011, the following registration fees for every application for registration of BUSINESS NAME (original and renewal) depending on the territorial coverage in the application are as follows:
Those which are or whose natures of business are illegal, offensive, scandalous, or contrary to propriety (e.g Popoy’s Jueteng Betting Place, Boobs Massage and Spa)
Names that are the same, nearly the same as or confusingly the same with an existing registered business, partnership, corporation, cooperative name; nor it infringes on any trademark, service mark or tradename (e.g Anne Dok’s Lechon, Jolibee, Starbax Café)
The territorial scope of my Business Name is within a city. If I want to expand my business and put up branches in other cities, what do I need to do?
Do I still need to register the branches of my business?
Early renewal or renewal before the expiration date is not allowed.
Requirements to secure a CERTIFICATION from DTI-NCR are:
1. Letter request signed by the authorized signatory, stating the ff:
2. Secure and attach a duly notarized affidavit of loss.
3. Processing fee of P50.00 per certification plus documentary stamp tax of P15.00.
If you need a certification from DTI regarding a valid verification, the following requirements are needed: