South Africa

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South African trademark law is governed by the Trademarks Act (194/1993). Section 10 sets out the criteria for registering trademarks, including both absolute and relative grounds for refusal. In addition, applicants for pharmaceutical trademarks should be aware of the regulatory environment for medicines in South Africa.


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