About Us

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc.

Smit & Van Wyk , Inc. is a specialist law firm dealing exclusively with patents, trademarks, copyright, registered designs and franchising.

Our fields of practice include applications, renewals and litigation relating to patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, as well as providing advice on commercial rights attached to each of these forms of protection.

Our experienced support staff, aided by state-of-the-art software, ensure that we remain efficient and up to date. We assist overseas agents and applicants with filing, renewals and prosecution of intellectual property cases in South Africa and most African countries.

Should you wish to make use of our services, you are welcome to contact us.  

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. has membership with the following intellectual property organizations:


FASA Full Member
Franchise Association of South Africa

FASA, as the official body for franchising in South Africa, has, as the underlying basis on which membership is granted and controlled, a Code of Ethics and Business Practices to which all members subscribe.

Licensing Executives Society (International)

The Licensing Executives Society International is an association of comprised of men and women who have an interest in the transfer of technology, or licensing of intellectual property rights - from technical know how and patented inventions to software, copyright and trademarks.

South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law

The South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law presents some 164 patent attorneys, patent agents and trade mark practitioners in South Africa who specialises in the field of Intellectual Property Law.

The Law Society of Northern Provinces
The Law Society of Northern Provinces
(Law Society of the Transvaal)

The Law Society of Northern Provinces is the statutory body governing the attorneys’ profession in the four provinces constituting the former Transvaal province, i.e. Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and Limpopo Province.

Law Society of South Africa
Law Society of South Africa

The Law Society of South Africa empowers the legal profession by providing training to candidate attorneys and continuing professional development to attorneys to ensure quality legal service to the community in an ethical, professional, competent and caring manner.

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Smit & Van Wyk. Inc. | Apex Corporate Park, Persequor Technopark, Pretoria, South Africa | Tel: +27 12 349 7800 | E-mail: enquiries@svw.co.za