n Without Prejudice - What's in a name? : intellectual property

Volume 10, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Ss43(2) of the Companies Act, 1973 (current Act) provides for the registration of a name as a defensive name and for the renewal of the registration. Defensive names are advantageous in that they block the company and close corporation register and effectively prevent third parties from registering companies or close corporations with identical or confusingly similar names.

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