International Trademark Search

A word or mark that distinguishes your goods/services from the goods/services of others is considered a trademark and may be registered for protection. To avoid infringing on someone else’s trademark, you need to search for similar trademarks that have already...

How to Register a Trade Mark

Register a trade mark that uniquely identifies and distinguishes the products and services for which it is used. You can register a trade mark under the regulations of the South African Trade Marks Act No. 194 of 1993. The mark may be renewed indefinitely every...

Trademark Registration Services

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. attorneys will file your trademark application in South Africa and carry out all needed tasks in order to obtain registration approval. As soon as your trademark is filed we will send you a report which includes the application number and...

Trademark Availability Search

When a new trademark is identified, the first step is to conduct a trademark availability search to ascertain if the mark is available for use and registration. The possibility exists that a third party may own a trademark which is identical or confusingly similar to...