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REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAME

SINGLE PROPRIETORSHIP
STEP 1:
Choose a business name
o Think of at least 3 business names
o Business Name must:
Comprise solely of letters, numerals, and punctuation marks that are part of
the English and Filipino language
Name and nature of business must NOT be illegal, offensive, scandalous, or
contrary to propriety.
NOT be identical nor nearly resembles business names already registered
with the DTI, SEC, CDA, DOLE, or any other government office authorized by
law to register names, because these are likely to cause confusion or
mistake in the minds of the public and prejudice the interest of the owner of
the registered business name or firm name
NOT be composed of purely generic words
NOT be declared by law or regulation as non appropriable
NOT consist of words, terms, or expressions used to designate or distinguish,
or suggestive of quality of any class of goods, articles, merchandise, or
service
NOT consist of names or abbreviation of names, of any nation, intergovernmental or international organization unless authorized by the
competent authority of that nation, inter-governmental or international
organizations;
NOT consists of words which are deceptive, misleading or words which
misrepresent the nature of the business.
STEP 2:
If applicant is a Filipino
He must be above 18 years old
If applicants has foreign sounding name
Submit proof of citizenship such as
o Birth certificate,
o PRC ID,
o voter's ID,
o passport
If applicants name is suggestive of alien nationality and he has acquired Filipino
citizenship by naturalization, election or by other means provided by law
Submit proof of Filipino citizenship such as:
o Naturalization certificate and Oath of Allegiance,
o Affidavit of election or ID card issued by the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation,
or
o Valid ID card issued by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) or Professional
Regulatory Commission (PRC)
If applicant is a foreign investor, he must submit
Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) updated the current year. Present
original for comparison.
Accomplished DTI Form No.17 under R.A. 7042.
Current written appointment of Filipino Resident Agent.

Clearance from other involved agencies such as Department of Science and Technology
(DOST), PNP etc.
In case of alien retailer, current year's permit to engage in retail business per R.A. 1180.
STEP 3:
Complete BTRCP Form No. 16
o This form is available online at http://www.bnrs.dti.gov.ph/web/guest/registration
o A list of documentary requirements to be submitted to the proper DTI Office where
your business is located is indicated in the Transaction Reference Number (TRN)
Acknowledgement found in the last page of the online application form.
STEP 4:
Pay for your application and Comply with the requirements
o The DTI website will show the corresponding fees that have to be settled after the
online application for a business name
o There is also a processing fee of P150.00 + P15.00 Documentary Stamp
o Payment of application fee can be made at the DTI office indicated in the
Transaction Reference Number (TRN) acknowledgment form. The applicant also has
the option to pay through GCash.
o The registrant should comply with all the necessary requirements for registration
within fifteen (15) workings days for the application to be processed. Otherwise, the
application shall be considered abandoned.
o If the proposed names can no longer be registered, or when a document is rejected,
the applicant shall be informed to resubmit proposed names or the required
documents, as the case may be, within the fifteen (15) working days from
notification.
o Failure to resubmit the same within the prescribed period shall be deemed
abandonment of the application and the corresponding fee or fees paid shall not be
refunded.
STEP 5:
Other Special Documentary Requirements An applicant, on certain occasions, may also be
required by the DTI to submit the following
Copy of Certificate of Business Name Registration of the main office/establishment.=
Bulk Sales Certificate, if the business name was obtained pursuant to Act No.3952 as
amended, (The Bulk Sales Law) and Affidavit executed by the transferee-applicant
DTI Accreditation Certificate for applicants engaged in repair service covered by and
pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1572 and its implementing Rules and Regulation, as
amended.
DTI Accreditation Certificate for applicants engaged in importation, manufacture, sale or
servicing of the fire extinguisher, supplies and equipment pursuant to Presidential Decree
721 and its Implementing Rules and Regulation, as amended.
DTI Bonded Warehouse License for applicants engaged in the business of "warehouse" as
defined under Act 3893, as amended (Bonded Warehouse Act)
DTI issued Certificate of Authority for applicants engaging as merchandise or ship broker
as defined under Act 2728 (Law on Brokerage Business)
Consent Agreement, or equivalent contract if a business is covered by a Franchise or
similar agreement.
Affidavit executed by all compulsory heirs authorizing a representative to renew a
business name under the name of the deceased registrant solely for the purpose of
winding up the business operation
Deed of Sale, Assignment or Transfer, as the case may be, and a notarized written waiver
from further use of the same business name, in cases contemplated

Affidavit executed by the applicant declaring his/her relationship with the deceased
registrant within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity and a notarized consent
and waiver executed by all the compulsory heirs or other legal heirs, in the absence of
compulsory heirs
Affidavit executed by the registrant declaring that the purpose of registration is to
perpetuate the memory of the deceased in his/her expertise or interest and a notarized
consent and waiver executed by all the compulsory heirs or other legal heirs, in the
absence of compulsory heirs
Such other documents required in this Order, those as may be required in subsequent laws
and regulations and those which in the opinion of the Director are necessary to protect the
interest of the government and the public.