IMPORTANT NOTICE

1. THE RESULTS ARE VALID AT THE DATE OF THE SEARCH. THE SEARCH RESULTS DO NOT GRANT ANY RIGHT(S), NOR DO THEY CONSTITUTE THE FILING OF A TRADE MARK APPLICATION.

2. CIPC CANNOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE SEARCH RESULTS IN RESPECT OF THE SEARCH CRITERIA AS DEFINED BY THE USER.

3. THE OUTCOME OF A TRADE MARK APPLICATION WILL ONLY BE DETERMINED UPON OFFICIAL EXAMINATION THEREOF.

4. THIS SEARCH FACILITY IS FREE OF CHARGE.

5. THIS SEARCH FACILITY ONLY PROVIDES BASIC SEARCH INFORMATION. SHOULD YOU REQUIRE A MORE DETAILED SEARCH, YOU CAN APPLY FOR A SPECIAL SEARCH. ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN REGISTER FOR IP ONLINE (NOTE: PRESCRIBED FEES ARE PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF BOTH THESE OPTIONS).

Basic Search (e-Searching)

You may conduct a courtesy search of the Trade Marks Register to determine if the trade mark you wish to use is available to you. This search facility only provides basic search information and it is free of charge.

Simple Question

  1. Trade Mark Application number search, allows users to search using the Trade Mark official number in this format YYYY/NNNNN e.g (2015/00001)
  2. Verbal/word search allows users to search using the trade mark name in conjunction with the nice class

Figurative Search

  1. Figurative search allows users to search on the trade mark image. The image is classified with specific Vienna Classifications, thus the user will select the classification in conjunction with the nice class.

To utilise this e-searching functionality, you need to:

  1. Be registered as a CIPC customer;; AND
  2. Upon registration as a CIPC customer, select from the IP e-Services suite, the IP e-filing functionalities you wish to make use of; AND
  3. Use your CIPC username and password to log in

It is strongly recommended that before using this e-searching functionality, you know:

  1. The alphabetical list of goods and services that can be found here
  2. The Explanatory notes on all classes that can be found here

Should you experience any problems in relation to the IP e-Services suite, kindly log a query on the CIPC Online Query Resolution System (QRS) for assistance.

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