KISCH IP, although headquartered in South Africa and represented worldwide, is particularly active in Africa – where we utilise the services of a selected network of qualified and reliable agents. Read More


Considering that there are almost 60 territories in Africa, with a population of approximately 800 million, it is no surprise that the region has become a focal point for commercial expansion. At the same time, each country has its own set of intellectual property laws, with their own respective origins.


KISCH IP has developed – over the last 140 years – extensive knowledge and experience of the various legal systems and structures throughout Africa.


Further, because we view Africa as a reservoir of immense potential for global businesses and investors, we are eager to assist foreign and local clients with IP-related matters throughout the continent, as well as with general commercial legal services.

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South Sudan

X Convention Priority

X Madrid Agreement

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Filing Requirements

  • A notarized power of attorney
  • Certificate of incorporation for the applicant company/ extract from the company register duly legalized up to the South Sudanese consulate/ foreign affairs ministry where there is no consulate
  • The name, address and nationality of the applicant
  • Sample of mark, (not required for world marks)
  • A list of the goods / services and the classes pertaining thereto


  • There are no specific laws in South Sudan concerning Intellectual Property yet



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Filing Requirements

  • Power of Attorney – simply signed
  • An application containing:
    – The complete name and address of the applicant
    – If the applicant’s address is outside the Republic, the   indication of an address for service within the Republic
    – A description with drawings (if any)
    – One or more claims


  • 20 years from the filing date of the application
  • Annual fees payable
  • Six months grace period is provided for late payment