PACRA will review your application for name clearance. The Registrar may reject an application for name clearance if in his opinion the name is too similar to that of an already existing company or if the name is misleading or undesirable. Prior to submitting an application, you need to consider the following guidelines to improve your chances of getting an approved name. Note that the list below is not exhaustive. The Registrar may be guided by other factors:
- Your proposed name should not be identical, similar to, or the same as a name or trademark of a registered company or a well-known name or trademark;
- Your proposed name should not be undesirable or inimical to the public interest;
- Your proposed name should not suggest that you enjoy the patronage of the State or Government or administration of any foreign state;
- Your proposed name should not deceive or mislead the public, cause annoyance or offense to any person, or be suggestive of blasphemy or indecency;
- Your proposed name should not be expressed in form of a sentence;
- Your proposed name should not suggest or imply a connection with a political party or a leader of a political party; and
- Your proposed name should not be prefixed with the word “Zambia” or include the word “Government”, “State” or any other word, abbreviation, or initial that imports or suggests that the applicant enjoys the patronage of the Head of State, the Government or administration of any foreign State or of any department or institution of the Government or a foreign State.