Step 2 :Chinese Company Name Approval

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Business Registration


Step-by-Step Guide


This guide provides a structured approach to start the various types of business such as, a branch office, a representative office, a private limited liability company or a company limited by share as a subsidiary, a general partnership, a limited partnership, a sole proprietorship for registration in Taiwan.
Step 1: Decide on a Business Structure
Step 2: Chinese Company Name Approval
Step 3: Finding Premises
Step 4: Registration, Incorporation and Permit
Step 5: Taxation
Step 6: A case study: register a private limited liability company



Step 2: Chinese Company Name Approval



The first procedure of the incorporation or registration process is the approval and reservation of the Chinese company name.

You will need to provide the Identity Number such as the passport number of the responsible person of the company, and provide the business you intend to do in Taiwan.

Reservation is for 6 months but can be extended for one month. Approval of a name takes usually one to three days.

Research business names to avoid identical or too similar names of any existing company.

  • To avoid any trade mark infringement search for trade marks at the Intellectual Property Office of Taiwan.
  • Avoid offensive, obscene or abusive names
  • Avoid names already has been reserved


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