What are the functions of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission?

The main functions of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission are: •Registration of companies, co-operatives and Intellectual Property Rights (trade marks, patents, design, copyright) and maintenance of these registers, inclusive of the Close Corporation Register

  • Disclosure of information on its register
  • Promotion of education and awareness of Company and Intellectual Property Law
  • Promotion of compliance with relevant legislation
  • Efficient and effective enforcement of relevant legislation
  • Monitoring compliance with and contraventions of financial reporting standards, and making recommendations on amendments to the Financial Reporting Standards Council Report, research and advise Minister on matters of National policy relating to Company and Intellectual Property Law

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