The registration of Business Names is governed by The Registration of Business Names Act No. 16 of 2011.
A Registered Business Name or Firm is an association of one or more individuals or corporations that have entered into partnership with one another for the purpose of carrying on business for profit. A Business Name or Commercial name, as it is sometimes referred to, is a designation which identifies an enterprise.
Business Names should be registered in order to be protected as a trade name of one enterprise or firm may not be used by another. A name or designation similar to another trade name, if likely to mislead the public, may not be used by another enterprise.
BN Form III must be completed, in duplicate, and duly signed by the applicant. The process of name reservation process is completed within 24 Hours if forms are correctly completed.
- Name Clearance – K83 (Can be done on the following website www.onlinepacra.org.zm) (Optional)
- Applicants must be:
- Age – 18 years and above
- Of Sound Mind
Registration Fee – K166
BN Form III – Application for Business Name Registration
Forms can be downloaded from www.pacra.org.zm
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Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) Website