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.
Clients being advised to pay full term renewals before 1 July 2019 to avoid 10-fold increase in renewal fees Increase in Patent and Design renewal fees in South Africa Proposal to pay full term Patent renewal fees. Total Saving of Approximately $2 856 As from 1 July...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.