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SEMINAR ON COMPANY NAME DISPUTES


Posted on 1 Mar 2018

Date of the event: 16 Feb 2018
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Venue: Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Conference Centre

The Companies Tribunal (the Tribunal) cordially invites you to participate in the seminar on company name disputes. The Tribunal is empowered by section 160 of the Companies Act no. 71 of 2008 to adjudicate on company name disputes. The objective of the seminar is to engage stakeholders on key issues relating to the adjudication of company name disputes.

The seminar will also focus on how the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) administers the process of company registration and key principles that companies should consider when registering, reserving the company name or protecting a trade mark. It will also serve as a platform to raise awareness about the Tribunal’s recourse mechanism for companies and ordinary people when their company name registration or reservation is refused, and for companies to protect their company name or trade mark.

Speakers include Judge of the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court, Judge Lebogang Modiba, UNISA department of Mercantile Law professor, Prof. D Farisani, Tribunal member, Prof. Kasturi Moodaliyar, President of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), Mrs Vicky Stilwell, and CIPC Commissioner, Adv Rory Voller.