Trade Name Registration Service

In Zimbabwe, if you intend to trade using a name other than your registered company name you need to register a trade name.

A trade name, also known as an assumed name is the name that a business uses to trade under, which may be different from it’s legally registered name. For example, ABC (Private) Limited may trade under the name DEF Services.

As a licensed consultant with the Deeds Companies and Intellectual Property (DCIP), we can register a trade name for you.


  1. Company name/number
  2. Proposed trade name(s)

Process time

Most trade name registration filings are processed at the Companies Registry within 3-5 working days, however if you need the documents earlier than that, inform us beforehand.


Available to all Private Limited Companies (PLC’s) and Private Business Corporations (PBC’s).


US$115.00 including the Companies Registry fees.

What’s included in our fees?

  • Name search
  • File search
  • Meeting minutes
  • Meeting resolution
  • Preparation and lodging the Companies Registry forms
  • Companies registry fee

How to order

Order by calling or WhatsApp (0242) 709 883, 077 470 9378 or email

Important notes

Before registering a trade name in Zimbabwe, annual returns and declaration of annual general meeting should be up to date.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a trade name?

A trade name is the name (or names) used by a company for carrying out business which is not the same as their official registered name.

Why should I register a trade name?

In Zimbabwe, it is illegal to trade using a trade name that is not registered. Registering a trade name also protects your business name from being used by another business.

How many trade names can I register?

A company can use as many trade names as it requires.

Can I purchase the trade name registration service if I did not register my company with Companies Made Simple?

Yes. Any individual or Zimbabwean registered Private Limited Company can purchase our trade name registration service without any problems.

Is a trade name the same as a trade mark?

No, they are different.

Are there any other costs?

You need to pay an extra US$15.00 for file search.

Are there any other costs?

You need to pay an extra US$15.00 for file search.

Do you need some help?

Speak to a professional – call text or WhatsApp (0242) 753 168 or 0774 709 378

You delivered as you promised. My company registration was simple and your prices are affordable also. I will be refering people to you and I hope to work with you in the near future.

Moses Chauruka

Companies Made Simple Client

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Tel: (0242) 753 168

Cell: 077 470 9378