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...

Egypt

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

Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA Intellectual Property Patent Attorneys Ethiopia | Trademark Registrations Patents  •  Designs  •  Trade MarksEthiopia is the second-most populous country in Africa and used to be the 3rd poorest country in the world. The Ethiopian government is in the process...

Namibia

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

Nigeria

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

South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA Intellectual Property Patent Agent South Africa | Trademark Agent South Africa Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. Intellectual Property law firm and intellectual property agent for Africa, including South Africa, deals exclusively with patent and trademark law. Our...

Monkey Selfie Copyright Case

Case Updates 9 September 2017 – Photographer WINS the monkey ‘selfie’ lawsuit. David Slater, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photos of the crested macaques in Indonesia has agreed to donate 25% of any revenue and he will keep all...

Copyright in Africa

How to Copyright in Africa In general, any original work made by a qualified person is eligible for copyright in Africa. Originality refers to the fact that the author must have created the work through the application of the author’s own creativity and labour. A...

Copyright Protection

Intellectual Property can be split into Patents, Trademarks, Designs and Copyright. Copyright is the only form of intellectual property that does not have to be registered in South Africa and most African countries. Countries that are signatories of the Berne...