A Trademark is anything which is used in trade to distinguish your goods or services from the goods and services of others as long as it can be represented graphically.
Examples of possible Trademarks:
Trademark examples: words / names / company names / product names / logos / slogans / letters / container shapes / numerals / packaging / signatures
Requirements for a Trademark:
- Distinctive – The mark must be distinctive and not only describe the goods or services to which it relates
- Available – The mark may not be identical or confusingly similar to a trade mark which is already registered, applied for or used in South Africa in respect of the same or similar goods/services.
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