Choosing a company name

Tips for choosing a company name in South Africa.

There are a few rules to abide by when choosing a company name.

  • Company names should not be similar to currently registered companies or trademarks
  • Company names can consist numbers and letter
  • Company names can be in any language

When we reserve your company name, the CIPC will check if your name is similar to any registered companies or trademarks.

If the check is negative your application may be rejected, and you will have to make a new application.

This is why we require you to submit 3 additional names.

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