Before starting your business, it is essential to reserve your company name.
Are you planning to start your business in the future or simply have business idea that you would like to start? It is recommended you protect your business name by reserving it.
So where do you start! Well, here is a step-by-step guide on how to begin the process of reserving your business name;
Step 1: Writing A Business Name Search Request
The Company Registry under Attorney General requires all applicant to request for the name in a professional manner. Gone are the days where you would simply write the names on piece of paper. So what do i have to do next? Since Fenesi loves entrepreneurs so much, it has provided a downloadable Business Name Search Letter Template for FREE! This should save your time and money.Download Business Name Search Letter Template – Microsoft Word – 22KB
Step 2: Deliver Letter to Company Registry
As soon as you finish with the letter request, you will need to take it to the Company Registry, near Sheria House, Harambee Avenue.Click Here For Google Map Directions To Company Registry
Step 3: Pay for Name Search
You will be required to make payment of the amount Ksh. 100 per name
Step 4: Processing of Business Name Search
Currently, It usually takes 2-3 days for the name search to be processed.
Step 5: Extending Your Business Name Reservation
Once you pick up your name search, you will be required to sign the blue form that will be attached on your application in order to activate the reservation of the business name for 30 Days.
Remember, if you feel like the 30 Days is not enough for you to register your business name. You can request for an extension for your business name for longer period at the Company Registry in order to allow you more time to register or complete your company registration.[information_box title=”Entrepreneurs’ Tips” ]
After you have reserved your company name, you will be able to block any other entrepreneur from registering similar company name as long as the reservation period is still valid.[/information_box]