What is the CBLS Business Name availability Search?

The CBLS Business Name Availability search provides a public service to check the availability to reserve a Business Name across the UAE. This service is provided by the Ministry of Economy as part of the Central Business Licensing System.

Until all Economic Departments are participating within the UAE Business Name Duplication will be allowed. While this is the case – all business names that are not federally prohibited will be returned as “Available”.

How to search if a Business Name is available?

Business Name searches can be undertaken by submitting a proposed Business Name with the following:

  • Arabic Business Name OR English Business name
  • Arabic Business Name AND English Business name

This service will check the proposed names against Business Names that have already been reserved within the UAE. In addition, the search will also validate against local and federally prohibited Names or Words. If any of these prohibited names are found or other federal rules are not adhered within the proposed Business Name the user will be provided with appropriate warning.

Warnings of already registered Business Names will be provided when exact matches have been found. In this scenario the details of the already reserved/registered Business Name will be provided.

When an Availability Search is conducted and an exact match to a reserved/registered Business Name is not found, the search will return a list similar Business Names that have already been reserved / registered.

The Records can be sorted by clicking on the header of the column you want to sort by.