Trade Mark Acts

Trademarks are governed in South Africa by the Trademarks Act, 1993 (Act 194 of 1993), as amended.

South Africa is signatory to the International Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (the Paris Convention) which relates to patents, designs and trademarks.

This Convention provides for recognition of rights of priority of designers, inventors and trademark owners who have filed for protection in eg their home country.

The Community Trademark Convention enables South African applicants to file a single trademark application with the Community Trademarks Office in Alicante, Spain, which will have effect throughout the whole European Union.

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