Summary

The Business Name Alert service enables business owners to monitor specific business names which may be similar to their registered trademarks, brand names, registered business names etc. 

Each name alert subscription is valid for three years, and allows subscribers to monitor specific business names entered by the subscriber. 

An email will be sent to the subscriber on the last day of every month. The email notifies the subscriber of a list of business names registered with ACRA over the past 12 months that match the business names entered by the subscriber. 

Click here for more information on the Business Name Alert service.


How to Subscribe?

Any authorised officer of a business entity or registered filing agent authorised to file on behalf of the business entity can subscribe to the service via the Business Name Alert service in BizFile+ portal > File eServices > Others > Name Alert Service. The service is provided free of charge and each subscription is valid for three years. 

You may enter up to 10 business names and edit them anytime via the Business Name Alert service in BizFile+ portal  > File eServices > Others > Name Alert Service. For example, if you have entered ‘ABC Motor Services’ as one of the names to monitor under this service, you will receive an email at the end of the month if the exact business name ‘ABC Motor Services’ has been registered with ACRA.  You may exclude suffixes such as ‘Private’ and ‘Limited’ in the list of business name for tracking.

Only one email account can be used to receive the name alert emails. You can choose to use the same email account that is already registered with ACRA. If you choose to enter a new email account to receive these name alerts, it will not replace the existing email address that you have registered with ACRA. 

Please refer to the step-by-step subscription process provided in the Business Name Alert service eGuide in BizFile+ portal.  

Upon Successful Subscription

An email confirmation will be sent to the subscriber within the same day.

Email Alert 

On the last day of the month, an email will be sent to the email account that you have provided. The email will include a list of ‘live’ business entity names registered/incorporated with ACRA over the past 12 months, that match the business names entered by the subscriber. 

How to Unsubscribe or Renew Subscription?


The service is provided free of charge. Each subscription is valid for three years, and can be unsubscribed anytime via the Business Name Alert service in BizFile+ portal. You may renew the subscription within 60 days from the expiry date. 

An email reminder will be sent to the email account that you have provided, 60 days from the expiry date. If no renewal is done prior to expiry, a new subscription has to be made.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions on the Business Name Alert service.
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