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CIPC Intellectual Property services recommenced phased in from 1 May 2020

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) Intellectual Property (IP) division’s external systems resumed on 1 May 2020 but are managed by limited staff. Although provision was made to extend any deadlines which fell after 25 March 2020 to 6 May 2020 (excluding 4 and 5 May 2020), you will be required to apply for … Continue reading

CIPC has changed its approach to business rescue application filings during the lockdown

Voluntary business rescue applications filed with CIPC during 24 March to 30 April 2020 will be processed by CIPC to reflect the dates on which they were filed. These applications do not have to be resubmitted.  Similarly, the appointment of business rescue practitioners that were filed with CIPC during 24 March to 30 April 2020 … Continue reading

CIPC recommencement of services

Services recommencement The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has announced that it will be recommencing services on Wednesday, 6 May 2020. Those services will however be done with reduced staff, and therefore delays are inevitable. Business rescue proceedings In regard to business rescue proceedings, the CIPC has stated that any filings made between 24 March … Continue reading

Powers of CIPC to investigate a Companies Act related complaint

The Supreme Court of Appeal made important findings regarding the powers of the Companies Commission to investigate a complaint. Where the complaint relates to the inaccuracy of the company records as to who was a director, the failure to ensure that the record was maintained accurately constitutes either an ongoing act or omission under section 219(1)(a) … Continue reading