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Canada Business Corporations Regulations, 2001

Version of section 30 from 2006-03-22 to 2010-03-24:

  •  (1) For the purpose of paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Act, a corporate name that is confusing with the name of a body corporate is prohibited unless

    • (a) the corporate name is the name of an existing or a proposed corporation that is the successor to the business of the body corporate and the body corporate has ceased or will, in the immediate future, cease to carry on business under that corporate name and undertakes in writing to dissolve or to change its corporate name before the successor corporation begins carrying on business under that corporate name;

    • (b) subject to subsection (2), the corporate name of the existing or proposed corporation sets out in numerals the year of incorporation, or the year of the most recent amendment to the corporate name, in parentheses, immediately before the word or expression “Limited”, “Limitée”, “Incorporated”, “Incorporée”, “Corporation”, “Société par actions de régime fédéral” or “Société commerciale canadienne” or the abbreviation “Ltd.”, “Ltée”, “Inc.”, “Corp.”, “S.A.R.F.” or “S.C.C.”; and

    • (c) the corporate name is not otherwise prohibited.

  • (2) The reference in a corporate name to the year of incorporation or the year of the most recent amendment to the corporate name may be deleted two years after its use is introduced, if the corporate name so changed is not confusing.

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