Dear SAIIPL Members,

Fee increase by CIPC 1 July 2019 

As you all should be aware by now CIPC has set a very ambitious timeline for inter alia implementation of new tariffs, migration to the Industrial Property Automation System (IPAS), and implementation of Substantive Search and Examination (SSE) – (please see the attached presentation to the committee on 7 March 2019.)

Council of the Institute successfully negotiated an extension with CIPC to the 1st of July 2019.

The SAIIPL Patent and Design Committee met several times in order to discuss the various matters of concern and formulated the attached submission to CIPC yesterday 16 May 2019 for your information.

We shall keep you updated on the matter.

Kind regards,
Marie-Louise Grobler
Executive Officer