China is an exciting prospect for many foreign business owners and investors. When set up a business, the company name reflects everything you stand for when you go to market. Therefore, a proper business name is so important. However, the company name registration process requires that names adhere to certain naming stipulations.
Chinese company names follow the following rigid structure:
[City of Formation] Company Name [Business Type] [Company Ltd.]
So, an English equivalent of a typical Chinese company name would be: Dongguang ABC Trading Co. Ltd. The local government fixes the elements in the square brackets. This means the only thing you need determine is the Company Name ABC. You can see the full company name can get rather long. So, the company name part is limiting to 3 or 4 Chinese characters.
The company name should all be in Chinese. As only Chinese character has a legal status in China. The name cannot combine with any alphabet or symbol. Besides, the name cannot include following content or wordings:
You can add ‘International’ in your company name as a [business type]. But the name should match the business nature. For example, ‘International Trading’, ‘International Transportation’ or ‘International Logistics’.
Yes, you can add a province in your company name. However, you must fulfil the following criteria:
According to the <<Business Name Registration Regulations>>, the company can without the city of formation. But the company must fulfil the following criteria:
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