Rule 1. Words that are deemed offensive and foul cannot be used.
Rule 2. Words that have vague definitions and those which are subject to differing definitions cannot be used.
Rule 3. Ampersands '&' must be spelled out to 'and'.
Rule 4. Company names that are already registered in the SEC cannot be used.
Rule 5. Internationally and globally known company names cannot be used.
Rule 6. Brand names that are known globally or internationally cannot be used.
Rule 7. Names that are temporarily reserved during its application in the SEC cannot be used.
Rule 8. Trade names that are temporarily reserved during its application in the SEC cannot be used.
Rule 9. Trade names that are already registered in the SEC cannot be used.
Rule 10. Company Name Acronym definitions that are temporarily reserved during its application in the SEC cannot be used.
Rule 11. Company Name Acronym definitions that are already registered in the SEC cannot be used.
Rule 12. Words that are under the ownership of other companies cannot be used.
Rule 13. Names that are restricted by registered companies cannot be used.
Rule 14. Names that are restricted by the industry type of the applying company canot be used.
Rule 15. Words that are required to be used by the industry type of the applying company cannot be used.
Rule 16. Words that are not required but are used by the industry type of the applying company cannot be used.
Rule 17. Names of geographical places such as barangays, towns and cities cannot be used.
Rule 18. Names that are identical with company names in the other index collections cannot be used.
Rule 19. Words restricted by the company type of the applying company cannot be used.
Rule 20. Words required to be used by the company type of the applying company cannot be used.
Rule 21. Words which can only be used exclusively to certain industries cannot be used.
Rule 22. Amended Guidelines and Procedures on the Use of Corporate and Partnership Names - http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2019MCNo13n.pdf.
This interim registration system is available to facilitate application for registration of One Person Corporation and corporations with 2-4 incorporators. The system allows an applicant or his duly appointed representative to submit the proposed company name and input details of the articles of incorporation for review of the Commission.
Applicant will be advised of the status of the review through the email address indicated on the application form within 3 working days.
If status of application form is approved, applicant may pay the registration fees specified on the payment assessment form, and submit proof of payment, signed and notarized hard copies of the registration documents to the selected SEC Office within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of payment of registration fees. If status is disapproved, applicant has to fill-out the application form again following the modification requirements set forth by the reviewing officer as indicated on the disapproval notice.
Please download the user guide to know the step-by-step procedures of the system. For further inquiries and assistance, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
By using this facility and proceeding to the application form, you agree on the following:
1. What personal information do we collect from the applicant/representative of the applicant?
We collect the following personal information:
2. How do we collect the personal information?
We collect, use and process the personal information provided through electronic or automated means to proceed in this registration system.
3. Why do we need to collect the personal information?
The collected personal information will be utilized in the processing of the above mentioned applications for registration.
4. How do we keep your personal information secure?
Only authorized SEC personnel are granted access to the personal information collected through the registration system. The collected personal information via the internet or other electronic methods are stored in a secured database. We use reasonable security safeguards to protect the information gathered from any loss, unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
5. What are the rights of the data subjects?
Under the Data Privacy Act of 2012, data subject refers to an individual whose personal information is collected and processed. We are duly bound to observe and respect your privacy rights, including your right to information, right to access, right to correct, right to remove, right to damages and right to data portability.
CONSENT FORM OF SYSTEM USER
By using this facility and by providing your personal data, you hereby authorize the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to collect and store the said data,. Data such as but not limited to your full name, nationality, TIN, email address and mobile number with the use of electronic or automated means, shall be stored within the period allowed under applicable laws, rules and regulations, for the purpose of processing your application for registration either as One Person Corporation and Corporations with 2-4 Incorporators. You also acknowledge and consent to the collection and processing of your personal data as part of the requirements for registration.