Please be advised that DTI is temporarily suspending the public access to the online processing of Business Name Registration applications until further notice.
This is due to the on-going systems upgrade and maintenance activities as the Department transitions into the enhanced Business Name Registration System Next Gen (BNRS Next Gen) from its legacy system pursuant to Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 18-07.
As part of business continuity on BN Registration, you may proceed to the nearest DTI Office or Negosyo Center and submit your application form together with the requirements as prescribed in the DAO 18-07. You may download the business name registration forms for you to print and accomplish prior to your visit.
Thank you for your usual support and understanding.

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. 

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