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Free Malaysia Company Name Check
A good company name is the part of the branding strategies of a company. We can see that the name you decide for your business has many branding, marketing, and web implications to the business growth.
How to select a good company name for your business?
1. What’s in a name?
Your company name is the first thing that your customers know about your business as well as what values you want to reflect. A good business name should be able to convey the key elements of the business. Try to use words people can relate to and understand – that will make people remember your company and save you time on explanation. And, your business name should match your business as it reminds customers what services you provide. Here’s the guideline for you when you are deciding your business name in Malaysia.
2. Can you be more creative?
A creative and trendy name might sound good to you and impress your customers, but make sure to avoid an odd-sounding name. Choose an appealing name that attracts your customers. As such, make sure that your business name is the one that customers can pronounce and remember easily. A good business name speaks a thousand words as it is the identity for a company or a product. Skip the acronyms that mean nothing to most people, but a simple, straightforward and creative name. In Malaysia, there are words that required prior approval from the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs or from the relevant government agencies if you want to include them in your business name – you may look up the words that you cannot use in your company’s name.
3. Is the suggested business name available?
The next step in business naming is to check the availability of the proposed name. In Malaysia, the first step of the new company registration is the lodgement of name search application to Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM Malaysia) to check availability and to get SSM’s approval of using the proposed business name.
- The name search application usually takes 1-2 working days.
- Upon approval of name by SSM, the approved company name will be reserved for you for a period of three (3) months. In other words, you are required to submit the executed registration to SSM within the 3-month period for company registration.
- The approved business name will be opened to public for reservation if you do not submit the registration documents to SSM within the 3-month period.
In 3E Accounting, we help clients to submit the name search application to SSM for approval of your business name in the registration of new company. If you are planning to incorporate your company in Malaysia and you need some help in naming your company, please don’t wait for a second to contact our professional team at 3E Accounting. We will help you to conduct the name search with SSM as well as assist you throughout the company registration process.