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Trademark Registration South Africa

 Trademark Registration South Africa

Trademark Registration South Africa

We register your trademark with the Patent and Trademark Office of South Africa. The price includes our lawyer’s fees as well as all official fees for the registration and implementation of the trademark without opposition.

Price includes trademark office fees Yes
legal advice by phone or email Yes
Protection Period (years) 10
Process Duration (est. in months) 18-24
Multiple classes possible no
Power of Attorney must be legalised/apostilled/notarized No
Number of classes included 1
Price for additional class EUR 500.00
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EUR 950.00  includes official fees
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Details Trademark Registration South Africa

Trademark Registration Prosecution

With this assignment you can order a trademark registration in South Africa. We will take care of everything that is necessary for the professional preparation of the trademark registration in South Africa, submission of the trademark application in South Africa and send the trademark certificate to you.

The price for trademark registration in South Africa includes our professional fees as well as the official trademark office fees for the trademark registration in South Africa without opposition.

The trademark registration order for South Africa includes the following tasks:

First, we check whether the trademark being registered is entitled to protection in South Africa (absolute grounds of refusal). Not all trademarks can be registered as trademarks. For instance, merely descriptive terms for the respective goods and services may not be registered as a trademark.

To avoid collisions between your trademark registration in South Africa and older trademarks we recommend to conduct a trademark search in South Africa which must be ordered separately.

We will e-mail you the prepared trademark registration documents for South Africa for your approval and file it then.

Once the trademark was registered in South Africa we send you the certificate.

 

Country Specific Trademark Law

Required Documents

  • PoA (no notarization/legalization required)

Application Procedure

  • processing time from first filing to registration is about 18 - 24 months, provided that no objections are raised or oppositions filed
  • application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior conflicting trademarks
  • order of process is: examination, publication, registration

Classification

  • Nice Classification
  • no multi-class applications allowed

Opposition

  • opposition period is 3 months from the date of publication of the trademark application
  • extension of the opposition period may be granted for 3-months each

Use Requirements

  • trademark has to be used within 5 years from the date of grant of  registration
  • trademark may be subject to cancellation if not properly used for 5 consecutive years

Duration Period

  • 10 years from date of application

Renewal

  • renewable for periods of 10 years
  • grace period: 6 months from the expiration date of the mark