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Posted on 21 Nov 2022
Case number: CT00897ADJ2022
Case type: Name Disputes
Decisions Status: Granted

An application objecting against the registration and continued use of a company name – objection lodged in terms of sections 11(2)(a), 11(2)(b) and 11(2)(c) read with section 160 of the Companies Act, 2008 (Act No. 71 of 2008) – no answering affidavits filed by the respondents – applicant proceeded to file an application for a default order in terms of regulation 153 of the Companies Regulation, 2011 – requirement for granting of default order by the Companies Tribunal – Companies Tribunal must be satisfied that the application was adequately served on respondents – service by electronic means – service by email communication – the application was adequately served on the respondents – applicant took several steps upon acquiring knowledge of registration of the first respondent – there is no delay in objecting to the name of first respondent –  applicant did manage to show good cause for its application to be entertained by the Companies Tribunal – held: application for default order is granted – the name objection application is granted – first respondent’s company name is confusingly similar to the registered trade mark of the applicant – first respondent ordered to change its company name within ninety (90) days from date of receipt of the order.

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Date of Decision: 18 Nov 2022

Decisions Status: Granted

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