About Us

In an effort to improve service delivery and ensure effective administration of business and intellectual property rights (IPRs) registration, Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) has been established. BIPA is currently established in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act, pending the enactment of the enabling legislation to transform it into an Agency.

The functions of BIPA are, to be the central focal point for the registration, administration and protection of businesses, commercial and industrial properties rights (IPRs) as well to be the legal depository of information, documents and data required to be lodged under the applicable legislations. BIPA will further be tasked with the provision of general advisory services and information dissemination on business registration and IPRs.