General Public / Business Investors / SME’s who wish to register a business will need to reserve a business name first. Name reservation can be done through either one of the options below:
Visit our website at www.bipa.na where the name reservation process can be completed online.
Visit the Directorate of Commerce in the MITSMED to collect the paper forms
Once approved, the name reservation is valid for 2 months.
This service is offered by the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, through the agency of Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA).
Documents to be submitted:
For both over the counter and online applications, please submit one of the following forms as relevant:
Completed CC8 Form (For reservation of a CC Name)
Completed CM5 Form (For reservation of a Company name as well as Defensive Name)
On-line applications can be submitted any-time. Email notification is sent for those who apply online.
Over the counter submissions:
Monday – Friday (excluding public holiday)
0900 – 1200 hrs
1400 – 1600 hrs
Service Turnaround Time
Online: 3 working days
Over the counter: 5 working days
N$50.00 Revenue Stamp for counter submissions
N$50.00 transferable into BIPA Account for on-line applications. Proof of payment must be loaded to BIPA system
Ms. Anna Husselmann