Guideline to Choose a Company's Name

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GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND CRITERIA OF COMPANY’S

 
  1. The name must use correct language and spelling.
  2. If the name using the word which is not from Bahasa Melayu or English, the meaning of the word must be given.
  3. Not an offensive or insulting name
  4. Not religious
  5. Not too general.

Example: a. Usaha Sdn. Bhd.

                   b. Cantik Sdn. Bhd.

                   c. Brilliant Sdn. Bhd

  1. Personal name – can only use name of first director. However, consideration can be given to the name of close family member of the promoters.
  2. Created or fashioned name – original word must be given
  3. Not a-short-form name that can create confusion with other well-known companies such as “PNB”, “ICI”, and / or “IBM”.

 

RESTRICTED NAME

 

Under Section 22(1), a company shall not be registered by a name that, in the opinion of the Registrar of Companies (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia – SSM), is undesirable or requires the consent of the Minister. As a guide, the Gazette Notification No.  716 of 30th January 1997 and Amended Direction of the Minister under Subsection 22(1) and 341(1) date 30th August 2001, has listed the following types of names which may not be approved by the SSM or which requires the consent of the Minister :-

  1. Royal / Diraja
  2. King / Raja
  3. Queen / Permaisuri
  4. Prince / Putera
  5. Princess / Puteri
  6. Crown / Mahkota
  7. Regent / Raja Muda
  8. Imperial / Yang Maha Mulia 

  1. Bank
  2. Banker / Jurubank
  3. Banking / Urusan Perbankan
  4. Bumiputra
  5. Bureau / Biro
  6. Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian
  7. Chamber of Manufacturers / Dewan Pengeluaran
  8. Chartered / Tauliah
  9. College / Kolej
  10. Consumer / Pengguna
  11. Council / Majlis
  12. Credit / Kredit
  13. Exchange / Bursa
  14. Executor / Eksekutor
  15. Fair Price / Harga Patut
  16. Finance / Kewangan
  17. Foundation / Yayasan
  18. Fund / Tabung
  19. Guarantee / Jaminan
  20. Institute / Institut
  21. Insurance / Insurans
  22. Investment / Pelaburan
  23. International / Antarabangsa
  24. Leasing / Pajakan
  25. Made in Malaysia / Buatan Malaysia
  26. Prime / Perdana
  27. Registry / Pejabat Pendaftaran
  28. Treasury / Khazanah
  29. Trust / Amanah
  30. Unit Trust / Amanah Saham
  31. University / Universiti

  1. are translations of a name of a company or foreign company registered under the Act; or
  2.  may resemble or be mistaken for the name of any other company or foreign company registered under the Act; or
  3. may resemble or be mistaken for a name that is being reserved for the purpose of incorporation of a new company or registration of a foreign company or for the purpose of a change of name of a company or foreign company registered under the Act.

  1. Banking And Financial Institutions Act 1989
  1. bank
  2. deposit-taking
  3. finance
  4. merchant bank
  5. discount house
  6. money broker
  7. foreign exchange broker
  1. Securities Industry Act 1983
  1. stock exchange
  2. stock market
  3. securities trading market
  1. Futures Trading Industry Act 1993
  1. futures exchange
  2. futures broker
  3. futures trading adviser
  1. Insurance Act 1963
  1. insurance
  2. assurance
  3. underwriter
  1. Money-Changing Act 1998
  1. money changer
  2. foreign exchange
  1. Valuers, Appraisers And Estate Agents Act 1981  
  1. estate agent
  2. house agent
  3. property agent
  4. land agent
  5. house broker
  1. Takaful Act 1984
  1. Takaful
  1. Accountant Act 1967
  1. taxation
  2. tax
  3. accounting
  4. Public Accountant
  5. Auditor
  6. Tax consultant
  7. Tax advisor
  1. Medicine (Advertisement and Sale) Act 1956
  1. Private clinic / Klinik Swasta
  2. Clinic / Klinik
  3. Private Radiological clinic / Klinik Radiologi Swasta
  4. Private medical laboratory / Makmal Perubatan Swasta
  5. Alternative Treatment / Rawatan Alternatif
  6. Traditional herbs / Herba Tradisional
  7. Physician / Tabib
  8. Hair clinic / Klinik Rambut
  9. Homeopathy / Homoepathy
  10. Traditional medicine herbs / Herba Perubatan Tradisional
  11. Medical hall / Dewan Perubatan

Profession:-

  1. Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA)
  1. Labuan Offshore
  2. Offshore Company / Syarikat Luar Persisir
  3. Labuan Trust Company
  1. Malaysian Architect Board / Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia
  1. Architect / Arkitek
  1. Ministry of Education Malaysia
  1. College / Kolej
  2. Institute / Institut
  3. University / Universiti
  4. School / Sekolah
  1. Department of Co-operative Development / Jabatan Pembangunan Koperasi
  1. Koperasi
  2. Koop / Coop
  1. Department of Civil Aviation / Jabatan Penerbangan Awam
  1. aviation
  2. airways
  3. airlines
  4. air
  1. Malaysia Engineer Board
  1. Engineer / Jurutera

 

  1. Malaysia Institute of Accountants
  1. Taxation / Percukaian
  1. Prime Minister’s Department / Jabatan Perdana Menteri
  1. Dinar
  1. Ministry of Primary Industries
  1. Pusat Serantau Pengurusan Hutan

 

  1. Jabatan Kemajuan Agama Islam Malaysia
  1. Crypto
  2. Muttaqim
  3. Mustaqim
  4. Ehram Mukjizah
  5. Wakaf
  6. Amil
  7. Baitulmal
  8. Halal
  9. wasiat
  10. faraid
  1. Corporate Application Section, Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia
  1. Amanah

  1. Government-linked companies and famous established names that are registered under Trade Mark Registration Act
  1. Astro
  2. DIGI
  3. Berjaya
  4. Chase
  5. HICOM
  6. Petronas
  7. Intrakota
  8. Celcom
  9. Pernas”
  10. Perodua
  11. Modenas
  12. Telekom
  13. Kenyir
  14. Kulim Hi-Tech
  1. Cyber
  1. Putrajaya
  1. MSC/Multimedia Super Corridor
  1. Middle Man / Orang Tengah
  1. Malay Reserve / Rezab Melayu
  1. Words which resemble gambling activities such as “
  1. sweepstake
  2. lottery
  3. Gambling
  4. fortune teller
  1. Liquor / Arak
  1. Government slogan:-
  1. Vision 2020
  2. Bersih, Cekap dan Amanah
  3. Jatidiri
  4. Kuala Lumpur 2001
  5. Kuala Lumpur 2006
  6. Kuala Lumpur 2008
  7. Malaysia Boleh
  8. Dulu, Kini dan Selamanya

http://www.ssm.com.my
http://www.treasury.gov.my
http://www.gov.my
http://www.hasil.gov.my
http://www.maicsa.org.my/

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