Your NEW company name is a very emotional issue to you, the client. This is because your dreams and ideas are based on the approval your chosen company name.
If you have been dreaming about your business, you have probably thought of your chosen name already. Your dream and your name are probably already tied together in your mind, and you already have seen that name becoming a national brand with the logo of the choice.
However getting a name cleared for you to use is not easy
Frequently because of an attachment to just one name, many of our clients will push that name only, with just a few slight variations in the other three choices, however CIPC is very good at sniffing out variations. So many clients who have their first choice rejected will have the other three rejected as well as they are all quite similar.
This would be difficult for you the client. For one, you have had to wait up to a week for the replies on your name ( this time varies from 2 days when CIPC is really working well to 3 weeks when CIPC is redecorating their office!!) and then to top it off we will have to charge you another R110 to send in some new names.
And you say, cant you check it before hand? Well yes and no. Yes there is a check and we make it available to our clients but it is far from perfect. Its really a superficial, check against similar names, type of test. The actual test that CIPC runs, is only started once they have received the names and payments and it has a lot stricter and more powerful algorithims then anything that is going to be available online. This test is what produces the resultant document called the CoR 9.4 which informs you if your name was accepted.Start your Company Registration