CIPC Official Fees Increase

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

South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA  South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent. South Africa has the 2nd largest economy in Africa (after Nigeria) and is one of most industrialised countries on the continent.  Patents Paris Convention ✓ PCT ✓ Examination ✘...

SOUTH AFRICA: Trademark Applications

SOUTH AFRICA: Trademark Applications  Trade Marks Patents Designs Nice Classification ✓Madrid System ✘Multi-class Applications ✘ Trade Mark Filing Requirements Power of AttorneyScanned copy of simply signed Power of Attorney (no notarization or legalization required)....

Provisional Patent Filing

When an invention is patented, it cannot be commercially made, used, distributed or sold without the owner’s consent.  A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention or idea. In order to obtain patent protection in South Africa, the owner of the invention has...

SOUTH AFRICA: Design Applications

SOUTH AFRICA: Design Applications  Trade Marks Patents Designs Paris Convention ✓Locarno Classification ✓Hague Agreement ✓ Design Filing Requirements Power of AttorneyMust be filed within 6 months of the filing date. ArtworkDrawings, photographs or other graphic...

SOUTH AFRICA: Patent Applications

SOUTH AFRICA: Patent Applications  Trade Marks Patents Designs Paris Convention ✓PCT ✓Examination ✘ Patent Filing Requirements Power of AttorneyMust be filed within 6 months of the filing date. Specification, claims, drawings and abstractThe specification, claims,...

Patent Attorneys South Africa

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a specialist South African legal practice dealing exclusively with patents. If your invention is new, inventive and useful, generally, a patent may be granted in terms of South African Patent Law. Although novelty can never be determined...