Trademark Registration Package With Comprehensive Search
R2,195.00 - Request a quote and learn more about our money back guarantee
✔ basic searches
✔ comprehensive searches (included in the package deal)
✔ logo searches
✔ CIPC special searches
✔ litigation searches
✔ smart pricing - you don't pay for what you don't need
We assess your trademark and give options to suit your budget
“Trademark24 has a 98.7% rate of applications successfully accepted after examination. Find out more about our money back guarantee.”
® Why Use Trademark24? - three good reasons
Prevent Costly Mistakes
We do it right - Over 80% of trademark applications rejected by CIPC are because of infringements or submission errors. We can prevent potential disappointment and costly mistakes.
The Affordable Alternative
Don't pay attorneys' rates. We are your affordable alternative. Special rates apply for logos and slogans. Request a personalised trademark protection strategy and save your money.
“A search tells you if a competitor is already using your chosen trademark or a similar one. It can also provide clues on how to expand trademark protection.”
® How The Process Works
- Comprehensive searches are conducted on all the elements
- A feasibility report is compiled and send to you
- Expected Time Frame - 24 Hours
- Your applications are filed
- The official confirmation and trademark number are forwarded to you
- Expected Time Frame - 24 Hours
- Your pending application(s) will undergo examination and must follow the procedures stipulated by the Trade Marks Act.
- You will receive your certificate as soon as this process is finalised.
“We keep track of the various procedures required by the registrar's office and comply with them on your behalf.”
® Free Consultations and Quotes
“You won't pull your own teeth or cut your own hair (we hope) - why not use the experts to protect your valuable business assets?”
® Reasons Why You Should Register Your Trademark
• A trademark registration helps you to protect your business identity.
• A trademark registration protects you against others using the same or similar trademarks.
• A trademark registration is concrete proof of your legally protected rights.
• A trademark registration removes the need to rely on common law rights (passing off).
• Trademark registration protects against others who trade in the same, but defective goods/services. This may ruin your reputation.
• A registered trademark is an asset, it has value: It may be licensed, it may be franchised, it may be sold.
® Good-to-Know Stuff About Trademarks
What are the differences between a basic search and a comprehensive search?
The Basic Search
- Trademark applications based solely on a basic search have a failure rate of up to 80% or more.
- The results are narrow - it does not check for plurals, synonyms, phonetic-, visual- or conceptual similarities.
- Conflicting classes are ignored.
- Only one database is searched.
The Comprehensive Search
- Nearly a 100% of trademark applications are successful if a comprehensive search was done.
- Our search methods comply with international industry standards. We search everything.
- We search all conflicting classes.
- We search on multiple databases.
What is a trademark?
- A trademark identifies the goods and / or services of the owner of the mark.
- A trade mark may consist of words, numerals, drawings, signs, symbols, colours or combinations thereof.
- Your trademark can be a brand name, a slogan, a logo or a specific shape or a combination thereof, for example:
- Brand name e.g. NIKE
- Slogan e.g. Just Do It
- Logo (or device) e.g. the NIKE swoosh
- Specific shape e.g. the Coca Cola bottle
- Colour e.g. the Edgar's red square
Tips for a good trademark
- Choosing a trademark that uses descriptive words of your business may not be effective enough to distinguish your brand name from another business.
- Do not copy. In the long run this may be expensive if you are asked to withdraw your trademark.
- Simple and short is best.
- Your trademark should be easy to pronounce, read and remember.
- Research the translated meaning, if any, of your proposed trademark. A negative meaning may be disastrous in an advertising campaign.
- Your trademark should be easy to reproduce in printed or other forms of media.
What things can we trademark?
When trying to come up with your new brand name or trademark, you will probably start hitting your head against the proverbial wall.
It’s not that easy to come up with a catchy, original name and just when you think you’ve nailed it, you find out someone else is using it already.
Think about these guidelines when scratching your head!
- An invented or coined word without any meaning (ZAPPA)
- An ordinary word that has no specific association or reference to the product or service for which it is used (WHITE HORSE for whisky)
- A foreign (in South Africa non-English, non-Afrikaans or non-black language) word with a meaning non-relevant to the product or services (J’TAIME)
- The name of the proprietor or founder of a company (DE BEERS)
- The name of a famous person (COLUMBUS)
- A name from mythology (NEPTUNE)
- It may include initials (PS)
- Be an acronym (SABC)
- Can comprise numerals, with or without letters (3G), represented in ordinary letters / numerals or in special letters / numerals
- And finally, a logo or a pictorial mark, with or without any wording.
Don’t rush this decision – your trademark is one of the most important investments in your business.