Intellectual Property protection in Africa
Patent and Trademark Registrations
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.
38th ECTA Annual Conference 2019 Wessel van Wyk will be attending the 38th ECTA Annual Conference. Trade Mark professionals from around the world will come together at the ECTA Annual Conference from 26 - 29 June 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference will offer...read more
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.