Registered Users (Licensees)
A registered user is the person(s) whom the owner of a registered trade mark legally permits to use his trade mark.
Kindly refer to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Trade Marks Act, read together with Regulation 39.
- To record a registered user with the Registrar of Trade Marks, a license agreement should be concluded between the parties involved, being the licensor (the trade mark holder) and the licensee (the person permitted to use the mark). The license agreement must be signed by all parties involved. Form TM7 must be completed, signed by both parties, and lodged together with the license agreement, as well as a Power of Attorney, if the recordal is applied for by an attorney on behalf of the licensor
- The prescribed fees payable for the recordal of a Registered User is R150.00 for the 1st trade mark, and R26.00 thereafter for each additional mark
- A further R34.00 is payable if a Registered User Certificate is required
- Form TM7 is also required with regards to the Variation and Cancellation of a Registered User. Kindly refer to the provisions of Section 38(8)(b) of the Act, read together with Regulation 41
- A prescribed fee of R60.00 per trade mark is payable in respect of variations or cancellations of registered user details
- Form TM7 must be completed and lodged for the maintaining of a Registered User recordal, and must be signed by both parties. Kindly refer to the provisions of Section 38(8)(b) of the Act, read together with Regulation 41
- A prescribed fee of R60.00 per trade mark is payable in respect of maintenance of registered user details