Patented intellectual rights are those that have been registered with CIPC. Non-patented rights are defined as ideas and innovations that are not registered at CIPC.

  1. Patented rights will normally be publicly protected by way of an official patent number. Please provide that number in the relevant field. The buyer can confirm in the patent search database at CIPC the validity and/or status of that IP right. Click here to access the Patent Database.
  2. Ideas & Innovations are privately held intellectual property rights. This could be a business plan, a concept, etc...

Market your IP - Sell /Purchase /Franchise/ License an IP

  1. Fill in the form in English after clicking the button below.
  2. Please select the appropriate category and transaction type for your advertisement. Placing your advert in the wrong category or transaction type may result in opportunity losses. If unsure, please read the information below to understand and select the correct category and transaction type.
  3. The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission will moderate the advert before publishing it.
  4. The listed advert will be placed in the IP Marketplace within 3 working days of placement.
  5. A listed advert will be available to public for a period of 3 months on the site, unless withdrawn by applicant.
  6. When a potential buyer,franchisee or licensee has found an item of interest, they will contact the IP owner concerned directly using the contact details provided on the IP trade portal.
  7. CIPC recommends that professional advice is sought before concluding any agreement.Click here to access the list of registered patent attorneys.
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Please note that your advert will be subject to a review process and will only appear in the listings after approval by the moderator. CIPC reserves the right to decline adverts that are deemed to be non-compliant with the objective, terms and conditions of this market place.

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From the 18th of November 2013, sellers and buyers will be able to meet and exchange information on tradable IP rights.