The CIPC offers a number of free search facilities. Through these searches, you can find out whether an identical trade mark, company name for a corporate entity exist or establish whether a similar patent or design already exist.

Initial searches are free of charge and customers need a customer code for most of these services.  If you do not have a customer code, click here to register as a CIPC customer.

On this page, you can find basic and detailed searches and requests for disclosure.

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