South African Trademark
No documents need to be commissioned, notarized or legalised.
No original documents need to be couriered to us.
We will email you a filing receipt and application number within a couple of days of filing.
The South African trademark examiner may issue an office action within 9-12 months of filing. Office actions should be responded to within 3 months. You can request an opinion regarding the office action from S&Z Trademark Attorneys, and ask them to respond thereto.
South African trademarks are typically accepted within 15-20 months of filing. Acceptance must be published within 6 months.
In the absence of opposition, the trademark registration certificate should be issued within 6-8 months of publication of acceptance.
South African trademarks must be renewed every 10 years from the South African filing date. Each renewal costs US$65, and is processed by the PayAnnuity patent renewal system.
Our South African agent is S&Z Patent and Trademark Attorneys:
S&Z was formed in 2007 and specializes in: patent, trademark and design registrations; intellectual property commercialisation; taxation of intellectual property transactions; and intellectual property valuation. The firm's clients include Anglo American Corporation (Mining), Sasol (Oil), University of the Witwatersrand, South African Revenue Service. S&Z has filed more than 3,000 patents, 1,600 design registrations and 850 trademarks.