Natasha Mohunlal And Associates

Business Startups

Beyond Africa's borders, our trademark and company registration services extend globally to meet diverse client needs.
Startup Package
R 11 820
Embark on your entrepreneurial journey with confidence and a strong foundation provided by our Basic Startup Package.
Standard Startup Package
R 15 320
Elevate your startup's journey with our Standard Startup Package, thoughtfully crafted to empower your business from the ground up.
Premium Startup Package
R 23 320
Perfect for those seeking a sophisticated start, this package positions your business for success from day one.

Intellectual Property Services


Prior to officially registering a trademark, it is advisable to conduct a pre-filing search on the South African Trademarks register.

This step ensures a thorough check for the availability of the intended mark and verifies the absence of identical or similar third-party marks already recorded in the Trademarks register. Such diligence is essential to mitigate any potential threats that could hinder the successful registration of the trademark.

South African Trademark Registration Process

The registration process for South African trademarks begins with the submission of a trademark application in the relevant class. Following this, the filed application undergoes scrutiny to ensure compliance with formal requirements and to identify potential conflicts with existing marks.

Upon acceptance, the Registrar issues a notice of acceptance, and the trademark application is published in the Patent Journal. The application remains open to opposition for a 3-month period. If there is no opposition, the Registrar proceeds to issue the registration certificate, completing the trademark registration process.

International Trademark Filings

Trademark protection is inherently territorial, requiring filings in each specific country where safeguarding is desired. Our comprehensive Intellectual Property Services cover the African continent and various international jurisdictions. This is facilitated seamlessly through our established network of global agents.

Recordals of Change

Our firm is well-equipped to facilitate recordals of diverse changes on the South African Trade Marks Register.

Assignments of Intellectual Property Rights

An assignment involves transferring intellectual property rights from one entity to another. To validate this transfer with respect to third parties, the assignment must be officially recorded on the Trade Mark Register. Our expertise lies in not only preparing the necessary documentation but also in overseeing the proper recordal of assignments at the Trade Marks Office.

Trademark Renewals

A trademark has the potential for indefinite renewal, with each renewal extending its validity for successive 10-year periods, contingent upon the payment of the prescribed renewal fees. The lifespan of the trademark can be sustained indefinitely as long as it is actively used and undergoes renewal every decade.

Trademark Portfolio Management

Our firm employs the highly acclaimed intellectual property rights management software, LAW FIRM PRACTICE, to efficiently oversee and administer numerous clients' portfolios on both local and international scales. This capability allows us to accommodate a substantially increased number of both local and foreign agency portfolios.

Trademark Litigation

Our firm is well-equipped to provide support in matters related to trademark infringement, unlawful competition, passing-off, and proceedings for the cancellation (expungement) of trademarks.

Commercialization of Intellectual Property (IP)

  • IP Portfolio Management and Advisory
  • Offshore IP Structuring and Advisory
  • Trade Mark Commercialization
  • Copyright Commercialization
  • Domain Name Commercialization
  • Design and Patents Commercialization