South Africa 

Trademark - South Africa

Register your Trademark

Register your trademark with Inventa International and benefit from the following advantages:

Strategic Advice

Our specialists will review the information you provide and advise you on the best strategy to increase your chances of success in obtaining a trademark and protecting your brand.

We prepare the application

We will be in charge of all the procedings related to filing a trademark application based on the chosen strategy.

Trademark Maintenance for 10 years

Inventa International keeps a close eye on every event related to your trademark.

Client Area available

We provide you a secure web based client area to manage your Intellectual Property assets.

Trademark Registration

Process

Monitor the process from the preparation for the trademark application to its maintenance phase. Inventa International will accompany you every step of the way.

South Africa

Trademark Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Multi Class Application

Unavailable

Well-known Trademarks

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

Court & IP Office

Search with legal opinion time frame

10 days

Time until registration

3 years

Opposition Period

90 days

Use requirement period

4 years

Requirements

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Sample of the mark (not required for word marks).
  •  List of goods and/or services.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  License agreement.

Latest news

ANNOUNCEMENT

Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement

On July 7th of 2017, the South African Minister of Trade and Industry, signed the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), in Uganda, turning South Africa the 19th country to sign the agreement.  This agreement is currently being negotiated by 26 countries, combining a population of 625 million people and a GDP of $1.6 trillion. These countries already belong to the trading blocs of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC).The following countries are set to be included in TFTA: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The TFTA main goal is to reduce the tariffs on the goods traded between these countries.

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