Register Business Name

Register a Company Companies that wish to transact with the formal sector, or that wish to access government support, are required to be registered with the CIPC.  To register a company is simple and inexpensive procedure if you follow the steps outlined on the...

Application for Design Registration

Applications for design registrations are filed at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in Pretoria. Some designs are necessitated by function and others are aesthetic, although it is also possible to register your article for both. In addition, it is...

What is a Patent?

A patent is the sole right granted to an inventor by the State for a given length of time in exchange for making the invention known to the public. Application for a patent in South Africa must be made through the CIPC in Pretoria and are only valid in South Africa....

CIPC

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) was established through the amalgamation of the Office of Companies and Intellectual Property Enforcement (OCIPE) and the Companies and Intellectual Property...

Notification from CIPC

Notification from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC): The newly formed Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) was established through the amalgamation of the Office of Companies and Intellectual Property Enforcement (OCIPE) and...

CIPC – Companies and Intellectual Property Commission

CIPC Call Center: 086 100 2472  Companies and Intellectual Property Commission Protecting your intellectual property and elevating your business to new heights. CIPC brings together skills, knowledge and manpower from the Office of Companies and Intellectual Property...

Copyright Law in South Africa

Copyright Law in South Africa are government by the Copyright Act of 1978 and its amendments. CIPC and DTI oversee copyright in the country. As a member of the Berne Convention and TRIPS Agreement, copyright works protected in South Africa are also protected in other...

The Patent Office Role

The patent office is the authorized office appointed by a country’s government that controls and oversees the issuing of patent rights to inventors. The patent office has the right to refuse the granting of a patent right if the invention and or application does not...