4 April 2018
Enquiry: What are the required procedures for naming a new China-based business?
When naming a company, a number of official stipulations need to be observed, including:
- The composition of the name of any company must comply with the following sequence: administrative division, trade name, industry, type of company
- The words China, Chinese, All-China, National and International may not be used to prefix any company name, with the exception of those enterprises established in line with direct authorisation from the State Council
- Should the words China, Chinese, All-China, National, International or any similar term be used as a component of any company’s name, they must solely serve as a qualifier with regard to the sector the business is proposing to be active within
- Wholly-foreign-owned enterprises or foreign-invested enterprises controlled by investors using the trade name of a business they have adopted in an overseas territory can apply to use the word China as a component of their name