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North Sudan continues to be governed by the earlier Trademark Law through the national Trademark Office.
Unfortunately to date there are no laws in Southern Sudan regulating Intellectual Property and needless to say the Trademark Laws of North Sudan no longer prevail. The Ministry of Justice in Southern Sudan has issued directives to officials at the Trademark Office that they adopt certain procedures known as the “Reservation of a Trademark” until issuance of a trademark law. The implication is that Southern Sudan follows a Cautionary Notice approach to the protection of trade marks at the present time.
At present procedures to be followed in respect of the “Reservation of a Trademark” are as follow:
It is also to be noted that no official fees have been fixed at this time for the “Reservation of a Trademark” procedure.
As a result of the absence of a specific law dealing with the protection of trademarks in Southern Sudan we are unable to comment on the legal effect or value of the “Reservation of a Trademark” procedure.