The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission provides a comprehensive set of intellectual property management services for trade marks, patents, designs and copyright. Public users of this web-site can access all IP related resources and a professional zone is accessible for trade users.

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What is IP?

Understand IP and how it could apply to you and your business.

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How to manage your IP?

Registration procedures, renewals, amendments and correspondence.

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How to manage risk?

Enforcement, Infringement and other relevant considerations.

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Designs

Designs

Access CIPC services directly or via IP attorneys. Some IP protection requires legal expertise. Talk to us and we'll put you on the right track

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Trade Marks

Trade Marks

Your company identity is your intellectual capital. CIPC offers services for the total protection of your trade mark.

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Patents

Patents

You can decide on the geographic extent to which your patent applies. CIPC subscribes to the PCT protocoll.

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Copyright

Copyright

Find out more about the copyright law in South Africa. Ensure that your creative work is not re-used without due recognition

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IP Online Services

This is the official portal for IP Online Services (e-journals, IP searches, e-filing of IP) at CIPC. If you are looking to register a patent, a trade mark, a design or copyright in South Africa, you have come to the right place.

Here you can find out more about Intellectual Property. Navigate the site to learn more about the types of IP, the ways of protecting it, enforcement, its steps against infringement and other useful tips. The site provides links to other resources within South Africa and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

You can view or download the latest patent journal or browse through the archives. The site caters for diverse users from the public as well as the professional trade: Students, Entrepreneurs, Business managers, IP attorneys, etc. A professional zone is accessible by registration for commercial users. Fee-based services are rendered in the professional zone.

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The Upload & Preview zone: a facility for registered users of the E-journal to submit their advertisements and preview their submissions before publication.

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To subscribe to the Latest Journal: Install the RSSreader on your computer. Go to the Latest Journal and place the mouse arrow on this RSSfeed icon RSSfeed and right click, then choose "Copy Shortcut or Url". Start RssReader and go to add(+) feed, then paste the url and press OK.