Corporate Names

Nomes EmpresariaisThe protection to Corporate Names is an automatic consequence of filing the document constituting an individual corporation or society, as well as a specific amendment with this purpose, and is restricted to the State of jurisdiction of the Trade Bureau who processed it.

The protection to Corporate Names in the jurisdiction of another Trade Bureau is an automatic consequence of opening a branch registered there or filing a specific request, supported by a certificate from the Trade Bureau of the State where the headquarters of the interested corporation are located.

To widen the protection of a Corporate Name with Trade Bureaus of any State of the Country, not opening branches, a request can be made to file a Simplified Certificate issued by the Trade Bureau of the company’s headquarters (one original copy for each State for which the protection will be made), thus extending the Corporate Name with the corresponding Trade Bureaus of the States of interest.