Finally, you have found the business venture that you are confident of and you are now ready to be officially called an entrepreneur. You prepare a checklist of the things you need to accomplish to jumpstart your business, one of which is naming your business. Then you have to register your business name to make it legit.

Thing is, you are swamped with so many other tasks getting this business up and running that registering over-the-DTI-counter can be so tedious. So how what do you do then?

Business Name Online Registration

Register Online!

Yes, DTI has provided us the ease of registering business name and paying fees online through their Enhanced Business Name Registration System.  Allow us to walk you through DTI’s Online Business Name Registration for your own convenience.

Before you can proceed with registering your business name, you need to carefully review the BNRS Terms and Conditions which you will see upon clicking “New Application” on the left-hand side of the webpage. For quick review, DTI reminds applicants that your business name should not be any of the following:

•  Illegal, offensive, scandalous, or contrary to propriety (e.g. Popoy’s Jueteng Betting Place, Boobs Massage and Spa);

•  Similar or almost resembling an existing registered business, company, partnership, corporation (Securities and Exchange Commission), cooperative name (Cooperative Development Authority); nor it infringes on any trademark, service mark and tradename (e.g. Anne Dok’s Lechon, Jolibee, Starbax Cafe);

•  Purely of generic or geographic words (e.g. The Laundry Shop, Bacolod)

•  A name  which by law or regulation cannot be appropriated (e.g. Intelligence, State College, CALABARZON);

•  Used to designate or distinguish, or not suggestive of quality of any class of goods, articles, merchandise, or service (e.g. Best Taho Factory, A-1 Auto Repair Shop );

•  A name or abbreviation of a name used by the government in its governmental functions (e.g. NBI Private Investigation Services, DTI Trading);

•  A name or abbreviation of a name of any nation, inter-governmental or international organization (e.g. Philippine Manpower Pooling Agency, UNESCO Marketing, WHO Health Services); and

•  Deceptive, misleading or which misrepresent the nature of business (e.g. ABC Construction Services“ where nature of business is recruitment, Manny Pacquiao’s Sports Retail Shop).

Click “I Agree” to proceed. You will be directed to an online form which you need to fill out with the necessary information:

1. Under the Business Scope segment, choose the appropriate coverage of your business (i.e. If Sari-sari store—Barangay, if foodcart franchise—City/Municipality, if online reseller—Regional, if courier services that ships nationwide—National). The corresponding fee is also reflected under each option for your guidance.

2. Indicate your selected business name on the Proposed Business Name field then click “Check Name Availability” to make sure it doesn’t have a duplicate name. Once it goes through without any similar names, you will see a prompt summarizing the details you just filled out. If you want to try another name, you can just simply click on “Try a Different Name”.

3. Then fill out with accuracy the Owner’s Details and Residence Address, ensuring that required fields are completed.

4. For Payment Method, assuming that you want to use DTI’s e-Payment facility, just choose GCash or Bancnet. Select “Download” for your business name certification and hit “Submit”.

5. Your certification will be provided on the next page. Download the e-copy and have it printed if you wish. Take note of your Transaction Reference Number (TRN) Acknowledgement found in the last page of the online application form as this will be required when you pay online.

6. Go back to the online business registration homepage and click “Online Payment” on the left-hand side menu. Settle the appropriate fees via your chosen facility accordingly.

And that’s it! In less than 15 minutes your business name registration is done. If you have other queries related to business name registration, refer to DTI’s FAQ page.

It is important to note that there are requirements you need to comply with to ensure the success of your business name application. Submit these requirements to DTI within fifteen (15) working days or else, your registration will be considered abandoned.

But as far as business registration is concerned, doing it online is so much easier. We hope that our step-by-step process have helped simplify the DTI business name registration for you.


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    • fullsuite_poaanq says:

      Hi Juanito. Thanks for the comment. I forwarded your details already to our team. Someone should get in touch with you shortly.

  • kristine guevarra says:

    how many working days processing papers if i dediced to go online registration? they can release it as soon as possible?

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    is healthland medical and diagnostic clinic have dti permit valid for 2016?

  • Sigma salazar says:

    I go to am for my registration of my business but one thing I want to ask is why? I decided to register my new business under a.s. excel management events and production services . Now my question is I want to manage events like weddings, parties, concerts and soon on.

  • Julius says:

    Hi i registered online..and pay via gcash..
    So what will i do next?how can i get my paper?

  • Cecille says:

    Question on the business scope, what does it exactly mean? I am a home baker for quite sometime and I want to register my business name. What should I use?

    • fullsuite_poaanq says:

      It means exactly as it says: the scope of your business.

      Where are you operating? Will you be expanding or not? Will you put up stalls in malls or not?

      Those questions should help you determine the scope. In the example, sari sari store is inly for barangay because they dont foresee growing beyond their barangay. But if you will be selling in malls, you might want to consider the other options

  • Ceejay says:

    Hello. I am having trouble paying via Bancnet. The system replied to me “Your transaction is being processed. Please wait 5 minutes as we complete your transaction.” But more than 5 minutes has passed and the Bancnet pop up page have not yet popped up. Anyone who experienced the same difficulty?

  • Katrina Dator says:

    Good day! I just want to know what are the requirements for a corporation to be registered under DTI? Thanks.

  • Rudy says:

    I applied for BN online and signed the undertaking, when i went to SM Marikina they say i have to wait for the approval before i can pay the DTI fee. How will i know that my application is approved?

    • Maan says:

      I have the same question. How will I know if my business name has been approved so that I can pay the fee? Thanks.

      • fullsuite_poaanq says:

        Once you reserve online, you’ll receive a confirmation and instruction to pay to the bank. That’s what you do.

  • says:

    Thank for the information, We will follow those steps.

    With best regards,

  • Jaed Dairy says:

    I am planning to put up a business and register my Business name. However I am currently abroad as I am a OFW, however I will have my vacation 2 weeks from now. My question is should I register online now then my parents will pay the amount? please advise.


    • fullsuite_poaanq says:

      That’s possible. Just provide an authorization letter. I suggest you complete all requirements first prior to starting. That way, everything goes smoothly.

  • Friza says:

    I am planning to put up a business and register a name but currently I am an OFW and still here in abroad and i have my vacation next year. I wanted to start this business as soon as possible.
    My question is,
    1. Is it possible to register online?
    2. Is there any documents that i need to submit by myself? Or can i authorized someone to do it?
    Thank you.

    • fullsuite_poaanq says:

      Are you opening a sole proprietorship or a corporation? From our experience, sole prop needs your original ID. But the rest can be done thru an authorized rep.

      Re your first question, yes. But that’s only name reservation for both sole prop and corporations.

  • Jhayson says:

    Thank you for this information but I have a question that’s bugging me. I dont see any website that giving guide information in starting a business online (not a re-seller), specifically about registration procedures and taxes???? It would be a great help to know this first before I do anything rush. Godbless

    • fullsuite_poaanq says:

      Our blog has all the answers to your questions. Search for registering a sole prop, how to get a business barangay clearance, apply for a mayor’s permit, register with the BIR. Those are the steps you need to do to finish your registration.

      As for taxes (and fees), that depends on the industry, city, and capitalization. It usually ranges from 10-35k.

  • Albert Uy says:

    Our company is registered with SEC, how can we register our company name with DTI

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  • Mai says:

    So submission of any requirements takes place only after the payment? Can an authorized rep submit the requirements to DTI in the applicant’s stead? If so, what else is needed to present aside from the applicant’s authorization letter? Thank you.

  • albert says:

    we registered on line yesterday but the online payment can not be processed. Can i pay to any bank? i have already the TRN number. Please advice

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