What is the Mark Validation System

The Mark Validation System is a uniquely designed service which allows mark holders to protect their brands through:

  • Verification of the Mark Holder

  • Validation of the Mark

  • Provision of unique key to securely register the mark as a domain name

  • Watch services for similar/infringing marks

Through the offered protection mechanisms, MVS ensures that the rightful holder of a registered mark has a smooth process for validation of their mark, successful registration of their mark as a domain name in their choice of domain space, and mechanisms for preemptively acting upon infringing registration of variants of their mark.

The Mark Validation System is a one-stop solution for global validation and protection of legitimate mark holders and their respective registered marks.


What are the benefits of the Mark Validation System?

The Mark Validation System offers the following benefits:

  • Central Repository

Validation and storage of all your marks and associated documentation in one central location. No more wondering about availability and time constraints regarding the proving of your mark.

  • Simple Process

An easy to follow step-by-step process outlining the exact requirements for validating your mark.

  • Structured Fees

All payments are defined in one currency, with fee structures specifically outlined and detailed by the MVS operator for validation and renewal of services.

  • Infringement Notifications

Keep track of potential/actual infringements on your registered mark and their corresponding registered domains.

Supported Domains

  • .africa
  • .joburg
  • .durban
  • .capetown
  • zacr