Company Name Requirements
Naming Rules and Requirements of a China Company
Online learning normalized writing and naming a Chinese company name without any professional industrial terminologies through our guidance and assistance. There are many industries registered in mainland China with different brand names from all over the world. Here we provide a series of industrial reference to help you naming a corporate name simply and easily.
For naming a lucky and funny brand name, most of foreign investors, enterprises and entrepreneurs usually use Google translation or other translation software to choose and make the company names. But sometimes you have to understand related rules, requirements and regulations of name registration once you decide to start a business in mainland China. We are the naming masters can help you choose an available corporation name with beautiful, luckily Chinese characters for your choice and decision.
About rules and requirements of a Chinese company name, you have to list brand name and industrial selection, must include the end with an LLC, LLP, Limited, Co., Ltd, LTD. As well as including registration area (superior market and supervision department). And the most important point is that your brand name cannot be the same as another registered enterprise, as well as the brand name can not be similar to another certificated trademark registered in mainland China.
In addition, foreign enterprises and business entities (limited companies, partnerships, joint venture businesses, WFOE) may select their oversea brands (or logo) to register the English name under Chinese corporate name through local markets and supervision department of business registration.
In conclusion, a corporate name must comply with the standard types and rules of registering a company name in Chinese mainland.
Company name must include 4 key parts:
Registered Area + Industrial Selection + Brand Name + Limited (or other endings such as Co., Ltd, LLC, LLP, Limited Company, Branch Office, Pte Ltd, Ltd, etc.).
Instance Analysis: Naming an Available Company Name in China
For example: If your brand name called ABC and intend to register it in Shanghai, China, you can choose your Chinese company name as:
1. Shanghai ABC + Industrial Selection + Limited
2. ABC (Shanghai) + Industrial Selection + Co., Ltd
3. ABC + Industrial Selection (Shanghai) + LLC
4. ABC (China) + Industrial Selection + Ltd
Here is an instance for better understanding the rules of regulations by making a corporate name in mainland China. Name’s ending also can be: LLP, Limited Company, Pte Ltd, etc. (Similarly hereinafter). So the brand name be selected by your decision and oversea logo.
Generally Formats of Top 10 Industries:
Generally Formats of Top 10 Industries:
– Classify as comprehensive industries
– Classify as professional industries
– Classify as design, advertising industries
– Classify as consulting service industries
– Classify as engineering installation
– Classify as rental service industries
– Classify as logistics industries
– Classify as scientific technologies
– Classify as equipment industries
– Classify as specific industries
Below information include TOP 10 industries (collected from Chinese national economy, industries and classification of industry with the most popular Chinese company names), you may choose one as your favorite type of corporate name from Industrial Selection. Also, you can use ‘Limited’ or ‘LLC’, ‘LLP’ instead of ‘Ltd’.
Selecting a company name from your decided industry
Process of Approval of Registering Corporate Name:
When submitting application forms and documents of registration, corporations have to prepare required documents and legal files to market and supervision department checking, and same time to submit basic information of corporate structure such as, shareholder(s), executive director (legal representative), supervisor, list of business activities. And the whole approval process of name application needs 3 working days through SMEsChina’s assistance.
How to select business scope and industrial activities for registering a Chinese company, you may read this useful link: https://www.smeschina.com/selecting-business-scope/
Didn’t find your industrial selection here? Get in touch with SMEsChina teams.