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 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...

Mickey Mouse vs Deadmau5

Canadian music producer and performer Joel Zimmerman is better known by his stage name deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”). His music has been included in video games such as Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row, Need for Speed, GoldenEye 007, Wipeout 2048, The...

The Yummy Mummy Trademark

Yummy Mummy Maternity brand offers innovative and stylish solutions to keep you looking and feeling your best during pregnancy. Yummy Mummy Maternity is a registered trade mark in South Africa. The Belly Band The Yummy Mummy Tummy is a seamless knit band to be worn...

Chobani Greek Yoghurt’s lawsuit Tweet

Chobani Greek Yoghurt‘s recent tweet caused a copyright infringement lawsuit from Dov Seidman against it’s New York-based Chobani and its advertising agency Droga5. Author Dov Seidman is suing for copyright infringement stemming from an ad campaign that...