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The Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property administers the following legislation:

Companies Act and Regulations, Cap. 13.01

Registration of Business Names Act, Cap 13.03

Partnership Legislation – Commercial Code, Chapter 244, Title II

Lay-out Designs (Topographies) Integrated Circuits Act, Cap 13.16

Geographical Indications Act, Cap 13.07

Copyright Act (Importation Restriction) Regulations

Copyright (International Organisations) Order

Industrial Designs Act No. 2 of 2001

Unfair Competition Act No. 1 of 2001

Trademarks Act No. 22 of 2001

Trade Marks Regulations No. 17 of 2003

Patents Act No. 16 of 2001 – the draft Regulations are presently with the Attorney General’s Chambers

ROCIP is responsible for the registration of all matters relating to Companies and Intellectual Property.

The area of Companies covers domestic companies (profit and non-profit), external companies, business names and partnerships.

Intellectual Property covers two broad categories: (1) Industrial Property which includes trademarks, patents, industrial designs and geographical indications; and (2) Copyright and Related Rights.

Other services provided by ROCIP. include the facilitation of searches, photocopies and certified copies.