International Trade Mark Protection

Your mark should be registered in the countries in which you offer your products or services under that mark. You should also consider filing in countries where you intend to use the mark in the future, but some countries do have use requirements.

There is no such thing as a “worldwide” trademark

Some international agreements make it possible to file a single application to register a mark in more than one country. For example, a registration with BOIP offers trade mark protection in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. A Community Trade Mark registration protects a trade mark in all the member states of the European Union. The Madrid Agreement make it possible to file an application for an International Registration, which will offer a trademark protection in any of the countries the applicant designates that are party to those treaties. Filing with OAPI or ARIPO protects a trademark in all the African member states of the respective organisations.

More information regarding Trade Marks:

Trade Mark a color in South Africa – The South African Trade Marks Act specifically provides for the registration of non-conventional trade marks, such as colors. A mark is defined as any sign capable of being represented graphically including, shapes…

Trade Mark Search – It is always advisable that the trade mark be searched before the application is made. In order to be considered register-able, your trade mark must be capable of distinguishing your goods or services from those of your competitors…

Trade Mark Requirements – It serves the purpose of distinguishing the goods/services of one trader from those of another trader. It does not consist exclusively of a sign or an indication which may serve, in trade, to designate the kind, quality, quantity, intended…

Trade Mark Application Requirements – We would require you to provide us with a copy of your intended trademark – be it a simple name or slogan, or a stylised logo. We would also require details of all products or services that you intend…

Trade Mark Exclusions – Marks that may NOT be Registered: Emblems fall under the protection of the Merchandise Marks Act. The following are regarded as state emblems: Seal of the Republic, Coat of Arms of the Republic…

Trade Mark Costs – Contact us to request prices for trade mark searches, applications, renewals and trade mark assignments….

International Trade Mark Protection – Your mark should be registered in the countries in which you offer your products or services under that mark. You should also consider filing in countries where you intend to use the mark in the future…

Trade Mark Protection in South Africa – A trade mark is a mark which distinguishes your goods or services from goods or services of others in South Africa, or elsewhere. Trade  Marks are register-able in terms of the South African Trade Marks…