Trade Mark Registrations and Information

Trade Mark registrations provides wide-ranging protection against infringement of your brand. A trade mark is typically a word, name, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or a combination of these elements. Trade marks are registered in different classes that cover...

Know your IP

IP (Intellectual property) is considered an asset for any business. Intellectual Property is an intangible asset which means that the asset is not physical, it is as the result of human creativity, thought and inventiveness, and this type of asset forms the...

ANC vs ADeC Logo

Since the African Democratic Change (ADeC) emerged as a new political party in South Africa it’s ADeC logo has drawn much attention because of its similarities to that of the ANC logo. The similarities included the use of the black, green and yellow colour...

Noëlle Pearson Trade Mark Practitioner

Noëlle Pearson – Best Final Year Student On Wednesday 15 November the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) voted to accept new fellows who qualified as Trade Mark practitioners in 2017. The afternoon lunch took place at the Pretoria...

First Trademark applications for covfefe

Donald Trump published a tweet containing the mysterious ‘covfefe’ word at 12:06 on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 and the world went crazy. It left many of his 31 million Twitter followers confused, and slightly concerned. He later then tweeted “who can...

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...

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...