ECTA Annual Conference 2019

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...

Botswana

BOTSWANA Intellectual Property Patent Attorneys Botswana | Trademark Registrations Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. Intellectual Property law firm and intellectual property agent for Africa, including Botswana, deals exclusively with patent and trademark law. Our qualified...

CIPC Official Fees Increase

IMPORTANT NOTICE THE INITIAL DATE  FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INCREASE IN RENEWAL FEES HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO 1 OCTOBER 2019. Clients being advised to pay full term renewals before the increase in renewal fees Increase in Patent and Design renewal fees in South Africa...

GIPC 2019

GIPC 2019, India Global Intellectual Property Convention The GIPC is Asia’s leading conference on Innovation and IP for in-house Intellectual Property counsels, innovators and attorneys from around the world. Since 2009, more than two thousand delegates have...

PCT

Patent Cooperation Treaty International Patent Law Treaty The Patent Cooperation Treaty or PCT is an international patent law treaty. The PCT provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states. A patent...

Paris Convention

Paris Convention The Protection of Industrial Property The Paris Convention applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patents, marks, industrial designs, utility models, trade names, geographical indications and the repression of unfair...

Madrid Protocol

Madrid Protocol International Registration of MarksThe Madrid system for the international registration of marks established in 1891 functions under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. The Madrid Protocol is administered by the International Bureau of WIPO...

Berne Convention

Berne Convention Protection of Literary and Artistic Works The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is an international agreement governing copyright accepted in Switzerland in 1886. The Berne Convention requires its signatories to...

Nice Agreement

Nice Agreement International Classification of Goods and Services The Nice Agreement establishes a classification of goods and services for the purposes of registering trademarks and service marks. The Nice Classification consists of a list of 34 classes for goods and...