Intellectual Property Agents in Africa

Smit & Van Wyk International Limited is a specialist legal practice dealing exclusively with Intellectual Property rights on the African Continent. Our international branch is optimized efficiently to receive instructions from US and other foreign associates and to execute these instructions all over the African continent.

We provide services in most African Countries, OAPI and ARIPO. Our fields of practice encompass all aspects relating to patents, trade marks, industrial designs, copyright, including litigation, as well as providing advice on the commercial rights attached to each of these forms of protection. The patent and trade mark attorneys at our firm, most of whom are also qualified engineers or scientists, are dedicated individuals, skilled in their fields of practice, and can provide clear advice on complex legal matters to clients from all over the world. Our experienced support staff, aided by state-of-the-art software, ensure that we remain efficient and up to date. The foreign department of our firm, in addition to advising on protection, specializes in assisting overseas agents and applicants with filing and prosecution of cases in all African countries. We also attend to maintenance of cases and the enforcement of IP rights on the African continent.


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