In Germany, businesses are required to register with the local trade office in their jurisdiction. This is known as a “Handelsregister”. The process of registering typically involves submitting an application form and paying a fee. The business must also provide certain documents, such as a business plan, proof of identity, and proof of address. Once the registration is complete, the business will be issued a certificate of registration, which must be kept on file. The Handelsregister also serves as a public record, allowing anyone to view the details of the business.