Registering a business name with DTI is the first step to becoming a sole proprietor as it gives you the sole right to use the business name. You may visit the Business Name Registration System to directly apply for a new business name or renew your existing business name.
If you wish to learn more about this topic, you may view the frequently asked questions pertaining to business name registration. Note that there are other government agencies involved in the business registration and licensing process.
Business name-related laws and policies are also available for your further information and guidance.