Functions of the Commission

  • The CIPC does 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.
  • Efficient and effective enforcement of 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.