The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission has begun its rollout of an electronic filing (e-filing) system for the lodgement of trademark, patent, registered design and Copyright in cineomatographic film applications.

As from 2 September 2013, it is now possible to file new trade mark applications electronically. Electronic filing for patents, designs and copyright will follow shortly. E-filing for new patent applications is expected from October 2013.

We look forward to using this new, quicker system.

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