Portal to Intellectual Property protection in Africa
Smit & Van Wyk International Limited is a boutique law firm dealing exclusively with Intellectual Property protection throughout the African Continent. Our international branch serves as portal to the African continent for many foreign associates and multinational corporations.
Through our network of trusted agents, we provide a full range of Intellectual Property legal services in all African Countries where Intellectual Property protection is available. Our practice covers all spheres of Intellectual Property protection including Patents, Trade Marks, Industrial Designs and Copyright.
The lawyers and professional staff in our firm offer our clients the highest service levels and bring a wealth of experience to all matters that they handle.
It is important to register trade marks in Africa due to the difficulty of enforcing common law rights in developing countries. The Smit & Van Wyk trade mark team can manage your African trade mark portfolio from our offices in South Africa. We offer advice on all aspects of trade mark filing, prosecution and litigation across the African continent.
Protecting your ideas in Africa should not be a hassle. Our team of experienced patent attorneys can help protect your inventions and designs in most African countries, OAPI and ARIPO (which accounts for about a 3rd of the countries that you would want to file in).