Intellectual Property Registration in South Africa and throughout Africa

  • Patents

  • Trademarks

  • Industrial Designs

  • Copyright

  • Plant Breeders' Rights

  • IP/IT Law


Patents are used to protect inventions.  A product or process that has a new and inventive technical feature can be patented and benefit from a 20-year term of legal protection.

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Trademarks (also spelt “trade marks”) are trade names, logos and other types of representations which are used by traders to distinguish their goods and services from those of other traders.

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Although copyright does not have to be registered in order to subsist, there are certain critical documents that you should keep on file to prove that the copyright exists and that you are the owner of the copyright in any software, artwork, or other works for which you have paid.  Contact us for assistance.

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Industrial Designs

Industrial Designs relate to the way a product looks - its appearance and visual appeal.  Designs can be registered as functional designs or as aesthetic designs.

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Our Areas of Focus

Allow us to assist you with all aspects of patents,trademarks, registered designs and copyright in South Africa.

Services to our South African Clients

Patents and trademarks, IP audits, valuation and commercialisation in South Africa.

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PCT National Phase Patents in South Africa

File a PCT national phase patent application in South Africa.
USD 950 | EUR 850 | GBP 750

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Direct (Convention) Patent Applications

Direct national patent applications can be filed under the Paris Convention within 12 months from the date of your home filing.

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Trademark Applications throughout Africa

Contact us for costs and requirements to file trade mark applications in South Africa and across the African continent.

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Maintain your patents and trademarks in South Africa and throughout Africa.

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