When your Trade Mark to be registered is confusingly similar to another one of your already registered, or in application, Trade Marks, the Registrar may require that the Trade Marks be entered in the register as “associated Trade Marks”. This means the associated Trade Marks are “linked” together and belong to a single entity.
If your Trade Mark to be registered contains a word or element which is too common and cannot distinguish your product or service from another’s, the registrar may require you to disclaim any right to the exclusive use of this word or element. Example: The Registrar might require us to disclaim the right to exclusive use of the word “BRAAI” which is an element of the Trade Mark “IP BRAAI”. We would still have the right of exclusive use of the Trade Mark “IP BRAAI” as a whole.
If your Trade Mark application has been provisionally refused, and we believe there is a case to be made, you may decide to apply for a hearing to prosecute.
If you applied for a hearing to prosecute, you may apply for an extension of the hearing date (3 months at a time) if required.
If you Trade Mark application received opposition from a 3rd party, and we believe there is a case to be made, you may decide to litigate against the opposition.
IP Braai subscriber exclusive access to:
If you Trade Mark to be registered contains a misspelling of a word, the Registrar may require an admission of the correct spelling of the word. Example: If the Trade Mark includes the words “Kwik”, “Quik”, or “Kwick”, it might be required to admit that the word in fact has the meaning “quick”.
The following is required for Patent and Registered Design applications:
Please provide the following under strict Attorney-Client privilege (absolute confidentiality)