Find Enterprise & Intellectual Property Information
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.
More Detailed Search
These searches may require fees. Please select the appropriate option:
- Trade Mark Special Search
- Public Patent Search (click on Advanced Search)
- Design Search before filing
- IP Online
- Patent Journal
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