Registering a business name with DTI is the first step to becoming a sole proprietor as it gives you the sole right to use the business name.
If you wish to learn more about this topic, you may view the frequently asked questions pertaining to business name registration. Note that there are other government agencies involved in the business registration and licensing process.
Bear in mind that you may register your business name either by visiting the DTI regional or provincial office or Negosyo Center nearest you or apply online through the Business Name Registration System (BNRS). If applying through walk-in, you may download the business name registration forms for you to print and accomplish them prior to your visit.
Business name-related laws and policies are also available for your further information and guidance.