South Africa

General Information

  • Capital: Pretoria (executive),  Cape Town (legislative)
  • Population: 54 000 000
  • Languages: 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Zulu …


International Arrangements

  • WIPO Convention
  • Paris Convention (Industrial Property)
  • Berne Convention (Literary and Artistic Works)
  • PCT (Patents)
  • Budapest Treaty (Deposit of Micro-organisms)

Filing Requirements:

  • Power of Attorney simply signed
  • Applicant data
  • Sample of the mark (not required for world marks)
  • List of the goods and/or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document (if priority is claimed) with verified English translation



  • 10 years from application date


Renewal Requirement:

  • Power of Attorney simply signed
Domain Names
  • Domain extension: .za

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