How do I know if an association name is already in use?

Verified 20 October 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Do you want to know if the name you have chosen is already used by another association or if it is registered? We guide you in your efforts.

You can search on the official announcements consultation service of associations if the name or acronym you chose already exists.

View announcements from associations and foundations

To avoid confusion with the name of a business or other organization, you can also search for companies registered in SCR: titleContent.

Search for proof of company registration

You can also consult the companies and establishments register (SIRENE).

Search for a company in the SIRENE directory

You should also refer to the trade mark databaseInpi: titleContent, because it is forbidden to use a name or acronym already registered as a trademark with it.

Trademark Database