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,...

Brand Names to Distinguish Products & Services

Brand names are used to identify and distinguish specific products, services or company names from that of competitors. Brand names can be in the form of signs, symbols, slogans, names, shapes and colours combined with any of the above to create a unique...

Trademark FAQ’s

Some of the frequently asked questions about trademark registrations are briefly answered below. Why consider trademark registrations? Although seemingly a lengthy process, trademark registrations help to ensure that once completed successfully that the holder of the...

Trademarks

For most businesses, trademarks play a very important role, as it is the mark by which the public recognises their brand, product or service. Without trademarks, it will be virtually impossible for consumers to identify various products on sight only, as this mark can...

Trademark Process (TM1 and TM2 Forms)

Trademark Process TM1 and TM2 Forms Examples Name, Slogan, Logo, Shapes, Three-dimensional Marks, Gestures, Olfactory (smells / scents), Sounds / Tunes, Tastes, Textures, Colors, Holograms, Motions / Multimedia, Positions. Duration Once a trademark is registered in...

Register a Trademark

To register a trademark you have to follow the right procedures in all Countries you wish to obtain protection for your mark. A trade mark can only be protected as such and defended under the Trade Marks Act, 1993 (Act 194 of 1993) if it is registered. A trademark...