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    Response from CIPRO

    Wow ! Look at the response time from CIPRO. I guess I am lucky to even get a read receipt

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    To: Info
    Subject: Trade mark registration
    Sent: 17 March 2011 10:21:25 AM (UTC+02:00) Harare, Pretoria

    was read on 11 May 2011 08:44:53 AM (UTC+02:00) Harare, Pretoria
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    I wonder how much longer it takes to get the actual registration?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Seems I am lucky - ABSA only took three days to acknowledge receipt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    I wonder how much longer it takes to get the actual registration?
    Dave, I seem to remember my application is now a few weeks from 3 years old.

    Well done CIPRO !!!!
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    Hi Martin,

    I know that I have replied on a previous thread but I have had some info back from CIPRO. I registered for 2 trademarks in May 2010 using Trademark Attorneys, I received a letter from our attorneys in February this year stating that the registrar had examined one of our trademarks and wanted a minor change, which we agreed.

    At least I know that CIPRO are looking at my trademarks and something is happening. I am not sure how much longer I am going to have to wait,much patience is required in SA. I would try get hold of them on the phone and start chasing them - if possible?

    Good luck.

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    Of course it's not even CIPRO anymore. It's the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission.

    Browsing around, I see we need to submit supporting documents along with annual returns now. What has me curious is this:
    Supporting documents required for lodging of annual returns can be handed in when lodging annual returns, or within 20 business day thereafter. This can be emailed to annualreturns@cipc.co.za

    The following supporting documents are needed for lodging of annual returns:

    •Certified ID copies of all company directors and the applicant
    Why not just a scan of the original if you're going to accept emailed scans of certified copies?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Hi Roryf,

    Also used a trademarks registering specialist company and they report back to me now and so often but I just thought I shall inquire myself direct to CIPRO, hence the "quick" email read receipt.

    I simply do not have the stamina to phone them as I am sure it will take a very long time to get to the right person.
    So..........wait is the name of the game !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post

    Browsing around, I see we need to submit supporting documents along with annual returns now. What has me curious is this:

    Why not just a scan of the original if you're going to accept emailed scans of certified copies?
    Yes, makes no sense what-so-ever ! What about CC members ? They specifically talk about directors
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinco View Post
    Yes, makes no sense what-so-ever ! What about CC members ? They specifically talk about directors
    Its concerning the new act so "members" no longer exist, only directors.
    As a special case, by still being a member of a cc, I guess you would have to realise that the member would be the effective director.

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    Cipro does indeed deliver service.....in their own good time. They apparently stuffed up when I registered my CC, so I was forced to change the name of my business. After a few tries to choose an unallocated name, they undertook to fast track my application, which was done via my auditor. It took more than 9 months of fast tracking to get the new name registered. Apparently it went quicker than normal because it eventually went via an inside contact who could fast track the fast tracking!

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