On 15 May 2017, the office of the Chief Registrar of the Republic of South Sudan confirmed that the registration of trade marks have been suspended until the country’s Intellectual Property laws, currently before Parliament, have been enacted. However, pending the enactment of these Laws, applicants intending to register their trade marks may proceed to reserve their trade marks at the Business Registry. The registration process will only be completed once the laws have been passed by Parliament.

The requirements for attending to the reservation of trade marks at the Registry are as follows:

  1. A clear copy of the trade mark if it is in a logo/stylised format;
  2. A list of the relevant goods and/or services;
  3. Certified copy of the certificate of registration of the trade mark from another jurisdiction together with the English translation of the document;
  4. Certified copy of the certificate of incorporation of the applicant;
  5. The name and address of the applicant;
  6. The applicant’s trading style (if any); and
  7. Signed and notarized Power of Attorney.