What is a Patent?

What is a Patent? A patent is a form of intellectual property that offers patent owners exclusive rights to use and exploit their invention. Once the owner of an invention has been granted a patent in any particular country, they then have the legal authority to...

The Patent Office Role

The patent office is the authorized office appointed by a country’s government that controls and oversees the issuing of patent rights to inventors. The patent office has the right to refuse the granting of a patent right if the invention and or application does not...

Defending Patent Rights

Role of Pretoria patent lawyers in defending patent rights Since South Africa doesn’t have an investigating patent office, the applicants must make sure that their inventions meet the minimum requirements for patents. As such it can happen that the patentability of an...

Role of Gauteng Patent Lawyers

Some of the key responsibilities regarding patent applications of the Smit & Van Wyk Gauteng patent lawyers are briefly described below. The Smit & Van Wyk Gauteng patent lawyers assess the inventiveness of the application and assist in the completion of all...

Guidance by Patent Attorneys

The Smit & Van Wyk Gauteng patent Attorneys assist clients in various ways including that of consultation. One example of a situation where the guidance of the Smit & Van Wyk Attorneys will be useful is that of knowing the rights that are obtained when a...