Yes (but keep reading). Regulatory guidance indicates that a registrant may use its registered trade name when marketing its activities (which includes using business cards), so long as the trade name is not misleading or confusing to investors, and provided the marketing materials have been reviewed and approved in accordance with the registrant’s policies and procedures. Please note that certain documents, including legal contracts and confirmation and account statements, among other documents, must contain the registrant’s full legal name.

Registrants are required to register a trade name under applicable corporate legislation. Once the trade name is registered, the registrant must notify the OSC of its use within 30 days.