The purpose of a patent is to protect your invention

If you have an invention that you know is novel and you suspect that other people may want to copy it or take advantage of it, providing that the invention falls within certain limitations you may be able to patent it.

When letters patent are issued to you they pass on certain rights to you protecting the invention.

The patent provides the owner with the exclusive right to prevent all others from exploiting the invention for the life of the patent, which in South Africa is usually 20 years from the date of the first patent application being filed.

If you have an invention that you would like to patent you should contact one of our patent attorney.

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