Trademark Registration South Africa

A trademark registration in South Africa is filed with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in Pretoria, together with details of the applicant, details of the trademark, classes, list of goods and services, and a signed power of attorney. Before...

Trademark Registrations

Trademark registrations are done to ensure that the products for which registrations are completed are uniquely marked and distinguishable from that of competitors. The benefits of trade mark registrations outweigh the waiting period and any costs involved. For one,...

How to Register a Trademark in South Africa?

What is a Trademark? A trademark is a unique mark which distinguishes your goods or services from other. Trademarks are registerable in terms of the South African Trademarks Act No 194 and is subject to certain requirements. Why should I register a trademark? If you...

Trademark Domain Names

Does South Africa trademark laws extend to domain names? The Internet has opened a whole new minefield for copyright and trademark infringements. The South Africa trademark laws can also be applied to domain names on the Internet, provided that the domain name is a...

South Africa Patent Laws

South Africa Patent Laws favour the usage of attorneys even though it is possible to file a patent application directly without the usage of a patent lawyer or attorney, it cannot be recommended. The reason is simple, the South African Patent Office is a...

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 submitted without any problems and that everything that needs to be protected is submitted correctly. This includes the...