Following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011, authorities are now expected to issue a new trademark law that would be in compliance with the international standards. However, the enactment of the new law is not presumed to take place in the near future. In the meantime, the Ministry of Justice is now admitting trademark applications under the provisions of the trademarks act of 1969 that is currently in force in the neighboring Sudan. In principle, registrations, submitted under the act of 1969, will remain valid after the issuance of the new trademark law of South Sudan. Saba & Co. IP will monitor the situation and provide updates should any changes occur.

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