SANi Trademark

SANi Combination Trademark – the best trademark option for Africa.

Following the widespread adoption of the SANi Combination Patent, S&Z now launches the SANi Combination Trademark, covering South Africa and Nigeria – countries with the highest GDP in sub-Saharan Africa.


The fixed cost for a SANi Combination Trademark is only $999. This covers filing response to routine office action and grant.

“Routine office actions” include: submitting outstanding documents; association of marks; disclaimer; admission; endorsing the meaning.

South Africa and Nigeria only permits one class per trademark application. For each additional SANi Combination Trademark (same mark, additional class), the cost is reduced to $849.

Cursory search

When receiving a SANi trademark filing instruction, we automatically conduct a cursory search (without an opinion) through the South African and Nigerian trademarks offices and send you reports detailing “similar marks” identified by the search. No additional charge is levied for these searches.

Time to grant

Both the South African and Nigerian trademarks offices examine trademarks and typically grant trademarks within 2 years (inclusive of opposition period).

Other trademarks options for Africa

Consider filing a SANi+ trademark that combines a SANi combination trademark with ARIPO and OAPI trademarks.

An OAPI trademark covers 17 (generally Francophone) African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Comoros, the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger, Senegal and Togo).

An ARIPO trademark covers 13 (generally Anglophone) African countries (Botswana, Cape Verde, Kingdom of Eswatini, The Gambia, Kingdom of Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe).

Cost of a SANi+ARIPO trademark (9 ARIPO States): $2,935 (first class); $1,429 for each additional class.

Of the three African trademark options, the SANi Combination Trademark covers a territory with the highest GDP and population:

SANi trademarkARIPO trademarkOAPI trademark
GDP$860.70 bill.$209.52 bill.$307.06 bill.
Population271.44 mill.192.29 mill.212.46 mill

How to file a SANi / SANi+ trademark

To file a SANi / SANi+ARIPO Combination Trademark, contact us / S&Z Patent Attorneys.

[The SANi trademark is not the creation of a Treaty]

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