Patent Services

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. specialises in obtaining and protecting patents in most African countries.

PATENT PROTECTION

Patent protection is granted to an inventor for a limited period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention. The procedure for granting patents, patent requirements and the extent of the rights vary between countries. In many countries business methods and computer programs are excluded from patents. A patent is not a right to use an invention but a right to exclude others from using, making, selling or importing the patented invention for the term of the protection.

Patent duration list for Africa

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PATENTS

 

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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