The Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO) has re-opened today, Monday, September 6, after being closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.
In an effort to reduce the number of persons in the office, all visits will be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, persons are advised to click here and follow the on-screen prompts.
A drop-box facility, which can be accesssed without an appointment, will also be in place to facilitate filings with payment by cheque. However, all other persons are strongly encouraged to continue utilising CAIPO’s electronic measures during this time.
Frequent users of CAIPO’s services are reminded that they should register to access the online database and conduct online transactions, including searches. The form for registration is titled “Registered Agent Application Form” and can be found directly by clicking here.
It should be completed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com An “agent number” and password will be issued along with instructions on how to use the online database. Once registered, persons may use the EZPay+ system to top up their accounts.
Persons may also use EZPay+ to make payments for a wide variety of filings. Once payment has been made, individuals should email a copy of the documents being filed, along with the EZ Pay+ proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register a business name, persons are advised to visit CAIPO’s website. Once on the website, they should follow the detailed instructions for completing and submitting the application form. Payment may be done via EZPay+.
The completed application form, proof of the EZPay+ payment, along with two forms of ID for each signatory should be emailed to email@example.com.
Documents such as company charges with statements of charge, Bills of Sale, instruments of share transfer, applications for the renewal of registration of trademarks, and the payment of prescribed fees for patents and patent applications which are required to be filed within the timelines stipulated by legislation, may be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In such circumstances, CAIPO will continue to recognise the date of receipt of the emailed documents pending submission of the physical documents, provided that the filing fee is paid via EZPay+ and evidence of payment was also submitted.