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How to submit a similar name reservation

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The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) facilitates the name reservation process, albeit directly on the CIPC application at a fee of R75 per transaction. In this guide, we'll explore how you can reserve and submit a similar name reservation process via CIPC.

Step 1: Sign in to your CIPC eServices account or register if you're a new user.
To initiate the similar name reservation process, access CIPC online portal. Log in to your account or register if you are a new user. The user-friendly interface ensures a smooth start to the process.

Step 2: Click transact to choose name Reservation Option
Once logged onto the CIPC website, click on the ‘transact’ button, which is located in the top middle section on your right panel. Click on ‘more services’ and then go to the section that displays ‘Associated Name Reservation’. The path would look like this: log in -> transact -> more services -> name reservation with association locate the name reservation option in the relevant section. This step is crucial for indicating your intent to reserve a similar name for your business.

Step 3: Enter proposed name and upload supporting documents
Enter your proposed names and supporting documents” and then list the supporting documents under this step from the original article. Enter your business details, including the proposed name, business type, and upload supporting documents, which include:
Recently certified IDs of directors (within 3 months)
Letter from the owner of the company if the associated name is used and if ticked yes at any of the options under item 1(2) or (2)
The certified ID of the director giving the mandate to the CIPC agent
Confirmation of similar name reservation letter
You will receive a COR 9.4 back from CIPC confirming the name reserved - Names are reserved for 6 months

Once the CIPC processes your name reservation and has approved it, you will receive the CoR9.4 from CIPC to confirm that your name has been reserved for 6 months. This confirmation can be conveniently stored within the platform for easy access and record-keeping.

Updated on: 29/11/2023

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