THE COMPANIES TRIBUNAL TO HOST A SEMINAR ON COMPANY NAME DISPUTES
Members of the media are invited to the Companies Tribunal (Tribunal) seminar on Company Name Disputes.
DATE : Friday, 16 February 2018
TIME : 09:00 for 13:00
VENUE : Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Conference Centre, 19 Friedman Drive, Sandton
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, Associate Professor D Farisani; Tribunal Member, Professor Kasturi Moodaliyar; President of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), Mrs Debbie Mariott and CIPC Commissioner, Adv. Rory Voller.
RSVPs should be directed to Mr Simukele Khoza: SKhoza@companiestribunal.org.za
Mr Simukele Khoza
Tel: (012) 394 1800
Issued by: The Companies Tribunal
The Companies Tribunal an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).