“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what is not asked why not”
– Pablo Picasso
A trademark is intended to distinguish the goods and/or services of one person or company from the goods and/or services of another person or company.
It is important to note that trademarks are filed in respect of a particular class of goods and/or services in respect of which the trade mark is intended to be used. A trademark can therefore only prevent the registration and use of a deceptively similar mark in respect of the same goods/services for which it has been registered.
In view of the above, with the exception of particularly well-known brands such as Coca-Cola and the like, a registered trade mark will then only prevent the use of a name in respect of the goods/services for which it has been registered.
Some trademarks are not eligible for protection and we will be advise you more fully once we understand your exact requirements in this regard.
We can assist with the following aspects related to patents:
On the basis of these details a valid filing date can be secured
We have developed relationships with local agents in most African countries. As a result, we are well placed to assist our client’s in
protecting their patents in Africa.
We have secured patents for our clients in various countries around the world, with the assistance of our foreign agents, with
whom we have a long standing working relationship.