Please be informed that CIPC has informed that Accounting officers, Agents, Consultants and / or Accounting firms are not allowed to file for Trade Mark applications on behalf of their clients.
Practitioners are however advised to inform clients to approach a TRADEMARK Lawyer in this regard and to file using their company code.
Any applications by the aforementioned shall be rejected.
Members should also note that the CIPC systems are down at the moment, as such member issues that are system based cannot be processed at this time.
SAIBA’s representative at CIPC will continue to follow up on Monday to ensure member’s concerns are addressed satisfactorily.
The SAIBA Team