Trademark Process

While the trademark process is not very complicated in itself, you might want to call in the help of the experts to ensure that the application is admitted without any problems and that everything that needs to be protected is submitted correctly.

Smit & Van Wyk Incorporated is one of the leading intellectual property legal practices in South Africa, and is able to assist you with any and all trademark related queries.

This includes the following steps in the trademark process:

  • Determining the uniqueness of you trademark: Before you can register your trademark, you need to know that you are not infringing on the rights of an already existing trademark. We are able to have the national registry checked to ensure this is not the case.
  • Registering your trademark.
  • Renewal of trademark: A registered trademark is valid for ten years in South Africa, and then it has to be renewed in order to stay legitimate.

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