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Corporate Name Change Alberta

Alberta Corporation Name Changes

Apply to Change Your Business Name in Edmonton

If you’re considering rebranding your business, adapting to new market trends, or simply seeking a fresh identity, changing your corporation’s name can be a strategic move. Our expert team is here to guide you through the process, ensuring a seamless transition while navigating the legal requirements and administrative steps involved in altering your business’s name within the province of Alberta.

With a deep understanding of Alberta’s corporate regulations and a commitment to excellence, we are dedicated to simplifying what might seem like a complex procedure. While our agents cannot provide legal advice, we can guide you through the process of changing your business name.

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What you need when changing your corporate name

A corporate name change becomes relevant when you want to modify your corporation’s existing name, eliminate an extra variant of the corporate name, or establish an additional variant of the corporate name. Whenever these shifts align with your business goals or regulatory needs, considering a corporate name change is an ideal step to take.

To change your corporate name in Alberta, you’ll need the following:

You also need to bring:

  • Alberta NUANS report completed within the last 90 days for the new proposed name.

In Alberta, NUANS and Business Name Reports can be purchased through Registrations Are Us.

Questions? We have answers!

If you want to request a corporate name change in Alberta, we’re here to clarify any details you may need assistance with and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you smooth out the process and ensure you meet all of the regulatory requirements.

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There are various reasons for changing the name of your Alberta corporation. You might want to rebrand your business, better reflect your company’s focus, comply with new market trends, or adapt to shifts in your industry. Name changes can also occur due to legal requirements, mergers, or acquisitions.

The process involves several steps. First, you’ll need to conduct a name search to ensure the desired name is available. Once approved, you’ll file Articles of Amendment with the Alberta Corporate Registry, including the new name and other relevant details. After the change is processed, you’ll receive a Certificate of Amendment and your corporation’s legal name will be updated.

There are specific naming rules and restrictions outlined in the Business Corporations Act and regulations in Alberta. Names must be distinct, not misleading, and not infringe on existing trademarks. Certain words and phrases might be prohibited. It’s advisable to consult the regulations or seek professional advice to ensure your chosen name complies with the guidelines.

The duration can vary based on factors like the workload of our office and the accuracy of your documentation. Generally, the process can take up to approximately two business days.

Yes, changing your corporation’s name will require updating various documents and registrations to reflect the new name. This includes updating contracts, bank accounts, Licenses, permits, business cards, websites, and other marketing materials. You should also notify relevant authorities, suppliers, customers, and partners about the name change to prevent any confusion.

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