CIPC

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission provides valuable business services.

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The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, is a Schedule 3A Public Entity under the PFMA and administers all or parts of the fourteen (14) pieces of legislation relating to corporate and intellectual property regulation. Its mandate encompasses companies, close corporations, co-operatives, trademarks, patents, designs, aspects of copyright legislation and enforcement of rules and regulations in most of these areas of law. The CIPC’s primary institutional mandate is derived from the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008, which establishes the CIPC as a juristic person. The Commission was established on the 1st of May 2011, following the merger of the Companies and Intellectual Property Registry Office (CIPRO) and the Office of Company and Intellectual Property Enforcement (OCIPE).

Address: the dti Campus Block F 77 Meintjies Street Sunnyside Pretoria

Phone: 086 100 247

Website: http://www.cipc.co.za/