Public Domain Works

Public domain works refers to intellectual property that is not owned by anyone. The term indicates that these properties are therefore “public”, and available for anyone to use. The public domain can be defined in contrast to copyright, trademarks or...

Trademark a company name

Do not mistake the registration of a company with that of registering a trademark. It is possible to register a company in South Africa without registering the trademark. It is recommended that you also register the trademark the name of the company to build and...

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...

Domain Name Infringement

Trademarks serve to distinguish companies, goods, and services from competitors, and domain names provide unique identification on the Internet. With millions of companies competing for the attention of online users, every step taken in protecting and distinguishing a...

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,...

Trademark Attorneys Qualification

The Trademark Attorneys qualification is a statutory qualification under control of the Patent Examination Board. An Attorney who has this qualification is entitled to register and practice as a Trademark Attorney and to Fellowship of the South African Institute of...

INTA 2015 | San Diego

The International Trademark Association (INTA) annual meeting is the world’s largest and most-widely attended trade mark event! At the 2015 INTA conference you make new contacts, have the ability to meet with existing partners and colleagues and obtain...

Chinese Domain Name Scam

The Chinese Domain Name Scam is an e-mail that is sent from a Chinese company stating that someone else has inquired about registering your domain name in another Country code top-level domain like .asia, .cn, .com.cn, .net.cn and .org.cn. This scam is trying to...