A company which is a single member company must be a private company with it liability limited by shares. As such, such a company cannot issue an invitation to the public to subscribe for any shares of the company. The number of the members of the company must be limited to one member, and must have shares wholly owned by the single member.
Regional protection of trademarks in African states that are member states to the Banjul Protocol on Marks is achieved through registration of a trademark(s) in a member state (s) through ARIPO secretariat offices or directly through the Intellectual Property Office of the member state. The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) which is an Intergovernmental Organisation for Cooperation among African States on Matters of Intellectual Property is entrusted with the registration of marks and the administration of such registered marks on behalf of the Contracting States.