Section 17)1) of the Registration of Business Names Act provides that no company shall be registered under a business name:
(a) which contains any word which, in the opinion of the registrar, is likely to mislead the public as to the nationality, race, or religion of the person by whom the business is wholly or mainly owned or controlled;
(b) which includes any of the words "Imperial", "Royal", "Crown", "Empire", "Government", "Municipal" or any other word which imports or suggests that the business enjoys the Queen's patronage or the patronage of any member of the Royal Family or of the government;
(c) which includes the word "Co-operative" or its equivalent in any other language or any abbreviation thereof, or
(d) which is identical with or is similar to that of a business or corporation existing, or is already registered under the Act or under the Companies Act, if in the opinion of the registrar, such registration would be likely to mislead the public.