Why apply for a patent? It requires quite a bit of effort and takes time. But it also provides you with much safety and can help to ensure that you enjoy the fruits of your labour.
If you have invested the time, effort and finances into developing a new invention that is useful, a patent will protect your right to enjoy the financial benefits associated with this invention for a certain time period.
There are a number of requirements to prove the uniqueness and usefulness of your invention before a patent is granted, and the quickest way to complete this process will thus be to speak to a professional that can advise you on all the correct procedures.
Smit & Van Wyk Incorporated is a specialist South African legal practice dealing exclusively with intellectual property law, including the registration of and the matters surrounding a patent. Contact us for any advice you may need regarding this topic.