Intellectual property protection in South Africa

Intellectual Property in South Africa

1. South Africa general info

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It has 2,798 kilometres of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. South Africa borders with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the North; with Mozambique and Swaziland to the East and with Lesotho surrounded by South African territory.

International Country Code: ZA

Time zone: UTC+2

Currency: South African rand (ZAR)

Brief information about Patent registration in South Africa (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in South Africa (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in South Africa

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in South Africa

2. IP Legal Base in South Africa

Patents Act
Designs Act
Trademarks Act
Copyright Act
Plant Breeder's Rights Act

3. International organizations/agreements

Patent Cooperation Treaty
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
The dti Campus, Entfutfukweni, Block F
77 Meintjies Street
Sunnyside
Pretoria
Phone: 086 100 2472
Fax: 086 517 7224 / 012 394 0448
Email: info@cipc.co.za
www.cipc.co.za

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in South Africa are available in the fee calculator

The above information was verified on 21/03/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with South African IP Laws.

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