Connotes the connection to a financial intermediary such as a bank, an loan company, an insurance company, a trust company, another financial intermediary or a stock exchange regulated by a law of Canada or a province, unless the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions or provincial/territorial securities commission, as appropriate, consents in writing to the use of the name.
Treatment of existing names which are famous, highly distinctive or diluted:
Granting the highly distinctive element to a second company is more likely to generate confusion. However, the differences of the goods and services being offered, territory and the clientele must be taken into consideration;
Famous names such as Kodak, IBM or GM are not attributed as a corporate name;
Distinctive highly diluted names can be accepted such as Universal Products Inc and Universal Bakery Products Inc.