Friday, 26 November 2010
CIPRO's Trade Mark Division - the inside track
CIPRO has suffered the recent passing of its CEO and has been embattled by criticism against certain Divisions, yet its Trade Mark Division has managed to get examination times down to 7-8 months from filing and reduced a significant backlog in issuing registration certificates. Recently, whilst putting together his firm's IP Crammer seminar, Afro Leo had the opportunity to catch up with the Senior Manager (Registrar) : Trade Marks at CIPRO - Fleurette Coetzee, to ask her about these achievements. Fleurette also spoke openly about CIPRO's relationship with law firms and the SAIIPL.
For the benefit of readers and with the kind permission of CIPRO, the questions and answers can be located here.