Trade Mark Registration

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To protect your name, logo, slogan or brand name from use by third parties you need to have it registered with CIPC in South Africa.

Our competent chartered secretaries at First Corporate Secretaries will manage the whole process of registering your company’s trade mark in South Africa in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

We will:
  • Assess whether the trade mark chosen by you complies with the trade mark rules and check that it qualified for registration by carrying out a search at the CIPC office.
  • advise you what actions need to be taken if the search results reveal that a similar mark has already been registered
  • Prepare the all documents for submission of  a formal registration application.
  • Communicate with you at all stages of the application process  and also advise you of any objections raised by the CIPC office from their examination process and what steps need to be taken to overcome them
  • We will give you advice on future steps to take should there be any objections raised by third parties during the three months period after publication in the Trade Marks Journal.

Should it become necessary (for instance if it came to taking court proceedings), we would involve an associate who is an expert in this field.

To enable us to help you register your trade mark and offer our best solution, we would prefer to discuss your specific situation in more detail, please contact us.