Intellectual Property Attorneys South Africa

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a specialist legal practice dealing exclusively with patent and trade mark law in South Africa. Our fields of practice encompass all aspects relating to patents, trade marks, industrial designs, copyright, including litigation, as well as providing advice on the commercial rights attached to each of these forms of protection. Strange as it may sound, many individuals and businesses are unaware of the intellectual property that they have created, or they often underestimate its value. Therefore, if certain steps are not taken to protect their intellectual property (patents, registered designs, trade marks, copyright), such intellectual property cannot be exploited to its full commercial potential. The first step in protecting your intellectual property is to identify it. Although it may seem like an obvious process, it is most often not possible to identify the intellectual property of a business without involving specialised expertise. Once the intellectual property of a business has been identified, it is possible to take steps to protect it, whether by means of registered forms of intellectual property protection such as patents, trade marks, registered designs, or unregistered forms of intellectual property protection, such as copyright, contractual agreements or non-statutory forms of protection.

Patent Attorneys

A patent is an exclusive right granted by a sovereign state to an inventor for a limited period of time in exchange for the details of that invention. The procedure for granting a patent vary widely between countries according to national laws and international agreements, but a patent application must include claims that define the invention. These claims must meet relevant patentability requirements, such as novelty, usefulness, and non-obviousness.

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Franchising: When the franchisor grants licensing rights to a franchisee to use the franchise business system. The franchisor will remain the owner of all intellectual property rights surrounding the business system. Franchiser Agreement A franchise agreement should...

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Kopiereg van Fotos op die Internet

Salomé le Roux van Smit & Van Wyk Prokureurs gesels op RSG met Christelle van Tonder oor kopiereg van fotos op die internet. RSG: Christelle kan Vrydagaande gehoor word as die aanbieder van 18:00 tot middernag op RSG 100 -104...

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LSNP Annual General Meeting 2016

LSNP: Sun City Annual General Meeting 18 - 20 November 2016 It is our pleasure to announce that Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. will be attending the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) Annual General Meeting, Golf Day, Fun run and Gala dinner at Sun City from 18...

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Is this Larry Page's secret flying car? First images emerge
Could this be #Google co-founder Larry Page's secret self flying car?
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The prototype has been spotted at the firm's secretive test lab in Hollister, and was spotted because of its strange shape, odd electrical motor noise, and ability to hover.

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