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 date, as well as a scanned copy of the filed trademark application. Once your trademark application is approved, the Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. trademark attorneys will complete all necessary tasks in order to obtain the registration certificate from South Africa Trademark Office.

Trademark Registration Services

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a team of specialist intellectual property attorneys and professionals with years of experience in filing & prosecuting trademarks, trademark searches, trademark monitoring, trademark litigation, disputes & settlement agreements, domain name disputes and Advertising Standard Authority Disputes.

  1. Your trademark registration application will be filed correctly and according to your instructions
  2. If any rejections arise during the registration process, we will advise you regarding the necessary course of action
  3. All information provided will be kept in absolute confidence.

What trademark can I register?

Examples of Trademarks:
Name, Slogan, Logo, Shapes, Three-dimensional Marks, Colors, Holograms, Motions / Multimedia, Positions, Gestures, Olfactory (smells / scents), Sounds / Tunes, Tastes, Textures.

A Trade mark is registrable if:
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 purpose, value, geographical origin or other characteristics of your goods or services, or the mode or time of their production or of rendering of the services. It has not become customary in your field of trade. It does not represent protected emblems, such as the national flag or a depiction of a national monument such as Table Mountain. It is not offensive or contrary to the law or good morals or deceptive by nature or way of use. There are no earlier conflicting rights.