Why Register?

OWN YOUR NAME- Business Registrations with CIPC

Your trading name is very important to your business. Deciding what to call your business is a fun and exciting part of starting a business. But the process can also be a hard stop for business owners struggling to find the perfect balance of wit, relevance and personality. Your Business name can also be a short introductory to what you do as a Company.

About CIPC

Functions of the Commission:

  • Registration of Companies, Co-operatives and Intellectual Property Rights (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and maintenance thereof
  • Disclosure of Information on its business registers
    Promotion of education and awareness of Company and Intellectual Property Law
  • Promotion of compliance with relevant legislation
    Efficient and effective enforcement of relevant legislation
  • Monitoring compliance with and contraventions of financial reporting standards, and making recommendations thereto to Financial Reporting Standards Council (FRSC)
  • Licensing of Business rescue practitioners
    Report, research and advise Minister on matters of national policy relating to company and intellectual property law