Consent Process for Restricted Words In Business Names

All business’ or other entities that wish to register a company name that contains any of the aforementioned trademarked or restricted words must complete a Declaration and, if applicable, a Letter of Undertaking in accordance with the Consent Process, below. Failure to gain consent from the association prior to use any of the trademarked or restricted words may result in legal action.

If an entity submits a name approval request containing a restricted or trademarked word to the Registrar of Companies, the Registrar of Companies will normally grant a conditional approval, subject to permission of the Association to use the restricted or trademarked word.

Consent Process

  1. All entities are required to complete the Declaration and the Letter of Undertaking, and submit it by email or via regular mail (see contact information below),
  2. Upon submission and subsequent review of the completed Declaration and Letter of Undertaking, a letter stating whether or not consent is granted will be sent to the applicant via email and regular mail,
  3. If consent is granted, the entity may proceed with the registration/incorporation process, and
  4. Once the registration/incorporation process has been completed, the entity is required to forward the registration/incorporation number and registration/incorporation date by email (see contact information below).


If you have questions or require any further information please contact:
Phone: 604.430.8035 ext. 7022
In Writing: 200 – 4010 Regent Street, Burnaby, BC, V5C 6N2

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