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The Trademark renewal and maintenance services process

  • Ensures legal protection of brand.
  • Maintains exclusive rights over brand.
  • Prevents infringement by competitors.
  • Enhances brand reputation and value.
  • Enables licensing and franchising opportunities.
  • Provides peace of mind for owners.

What is Trademark renewal and maintenance services?

Trademark renewal and maintenance services in South Africa include the preparation and timely filing of renewal applications with the CIPC to ensure continued protection of a trademark.

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FAQ for Trademark Renewal and Maintenance Services

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression that identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others.

How long does a trademark last in South Africa?

A trademark registration in South Africa lasts for ten (10) years from the date of application. After that period, it needs to be renewed.

What is trademark renewal?

Trademark renewal is the process of renewing a trademark registration after its validity period has expired.

Why is trademark renewal important?

Trademark renewal is important to maintain the exclusive rights of the trademark owner over the mark. It also helps to avoid any legal disputes or infringement claims.

When should I renew my trademark?

Trademark renewal should be done no later than six (6) months before the expiration of the current registration. Failure to renew the trademark on time may result in the loss of rights to the mark.

What is the process of trademark renewal?

The process of trademark renewal includes filing a renewal application with the South African Trademarks Office, paying the renewal fee, and submitting evidence of continued use of the mark.

Can I renew my trademark after it has expired?

Yes, you can renew your trademark within six (6) months after its expiration date. However, a late renewal fee will be charged.

What happens if I don't renew my trademark?

If you don't renew your trademark, it will be removed from the register and become available for use by others. You will lose all the exclusive rights to the mark.

Can I renew my trademark myself?

Yes, you can renew your trademark yourself. However, it is recommended to seek the assistance of a trademark attorney to ensure that the renewal process is done correctly and on time.

How much does it cost to renew a trademark in South Africa?

The cost of renewing a trademark in South Africa depends on various factors, such as the number of classes the trademark is registered in and whether it is renewed on time or late. It is best to consult with a trademark attorney for an accurate cost estimate.

Trademark lawyers in South Africa specialize in matters related to trademark law and intellectual property protection. They assist individuals and businesses in protecting their trademarks, which are unique symbols, logos, or words used to distinguish their products or services. Trademark law in South Africa is primarily governed by the Trade Marks Act of 1993. Trademark lawyers help clients with trademark searches, registration, enforcement, and handling disputes related to trademark infringement. They work closely with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to ensure the proper registration and protection of trademarks. To learn more about trademark law in South Africa and the CIPC, you can visit the following links:

  1. Trade Marks Act:
  2. Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC):

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