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Using ONECheck

Using ONECheck


If you are considering a new business, you might have ideas for your business names i.e. your trading name, company name, domain name, or trade mark.  These business names are an essential part of the intellectual property for your business so it’s important to check if your preferred choice is already in use or contains banned words or phrases.  

ONECheck shows the availability of your intended business names.  It combines 3 searches to determine if your proposed business name can be registered as a company name, domain name or a trade mark.  

Using ONECheck is easy. Simply enter your business name and click Search. If you’re thinking of your company name, there is no need to add ‘Limited’ at the end of your search name, or if you’re thinking of your domain name, there is no need to add ‘.co.nz’ or ‘.com’ at the end.  The search automatically assumes these and searches the appropriate registers and databases.

You will get a snapshot result which allows you to drill down for more details or kick off the processes to reserve your company name or register your domain name or get started with your trade mark.

If you have more than 1 idea for your business names, use this search to check the availability of each of your ideas.  There is no limit to how many times you can use it – and it’s free!

 

Last updated 2 November 2012