South Africa, domain names and brands: the advantage of a simultaneous registration

South Africa, domain names and brands: the advantage of a simultaneous registration

South Africa, domain names and brands: the advantage of a simultaneous registration

The domain name is to the virtual, what the brand is to the real. It is actually a little more complicated but this small sentence allows to associate brands and domain names.

It’s in the context of this shared vision, that the South African brands registration Office, CIPC has developed a partnership with the registry of .ZA, the South Africa geographic extension.

Thus, the brand applicants can choose the “domain name” option, registering that way the two protections. This is here the first collaboration I’ve seen between these kinds of registration office.

For more information, you can read the CIPC press release.

Note that a webinar is planned on Thursday January 25 2018.

Clément Genty

Author: Clément Genty

PhD Student Research Engineer - Nameshield group

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