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What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in South Africa?

The order of the application process is as follows:

  1. Examination of the application in respect to:
    1. formalities
    2. distinctiveness
    3. deceptiveness
    4. conflict with an earlier registration
  2. Publication of the application particulars:
    1. mark
    2. goods/services
    3. name of applicant
    4. state or country of incorporation of applicant
    5. address of applicant
    6. application number
    7. citizenship of applicant
    8. priority claim information
    9. application date
    10. representation of trademark
  3.  Registration

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