Does registration of your trademark in SA cover other countries?


A South African trademark registration only covers the Republic of South Africa. It does not afford protection in any of South Africa’s neighbouring states, or any other country and a separate application must be filed in each of these countries if registered protection is required.
Applications for registration in foreign countries can be based on a South African trademark
application. Convention priority may be claimed if foreign applications are filed within six months
after filing of the South African application. Such applications are made in terms of the
International Convention of Paris and the period provided is limited to
six months.

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