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Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
Title: Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
Creator: South Africa / Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
Abstract: 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 the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO).The Commission is a juristic person, and as mandated by the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008), has jurisdiction throughout the Republic, is independent, and subject only to the Constitution and the law and any policy statement, directive or request issued to it by the Minister of Trade and Industry in terms of this Act. Main 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
*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 [according to site editor's information]
Keywords: Intellectual property; Patent law; South Africa; Intellectual property law; Intellectual Property; Copyright law; Trademark law; Design patent
Countries: South Africa
Subject areas: Politics ยป Human Rights & Law
Resource type: Governments, Governmental Departments and Public Administration
Language: English
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