Trademarking

Trademarking As a entrepreneur or business owner, trademarking your name and/or logo is crucial to protecting your intellectual property from infringement. A trade mark is a recognisable sign, design, or expression which identifies your brand from those of others. A...

Know your IP

IP (Intellectual property) is considered an asset for any business. Intellectual Property is an intangible asset which means that the asset is not physical, it is as the result of human creativity, thought and inventiveness, and this type of asset forms the...

Trade Mark Registrations and Information

Trade Mark registrations provides wide-ranging protection against infringement of your brand. A trade mark is typically a word, name, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or a combination of these elements. Trade marks are registered in different classes that cover...

The Yimi™ personal information system

The Yimi™ personal information system provides secure sharing and authenticating of information with service providers. It is an easy-to-use system for transmitting personal information from a client’s smartphone with consent recorded on and tracking provided by...

Medical Record Management System

Medical Record Management System A medical record management system which includes a patient identification system operable to determine the identity of a patient, a database containing patient information, and a data interface connectable to a remote terminal...

ANC vs ADeC Logo

Since the African Democratic Change (ADeC) emerged as a new political party in South Africa it’s ADeC logo has drawn much attention because of its similarities to that of the ANC logo. The similarities included the use of the black, green and yellow colour...

Congratulations to Rogan and Kelsey

Congratulations to Rogan and Kelsey! Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. proudly celebrate two of our candidate attorneys that have completed their articles of clerkship. On Monday 29 January 2018, Rogan Bruce and Kelsey Savig have been admitted as attorneys in the High Court...

The Rain Catcher

The Rain Catcher Presenting our clients’ patented invention, The Rain Catcher, which was developed in South Africa. The invention is a lightweight device that collects rain, which can in turn be used as safe drinking water. It is also suitable for post Hurricane...

Noëlle Pearson Trade Mark Practitioner

Noëlle Pearson – Best Final Year Student On Wednesday 15 November the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) voted to accept new fellows who qualified as Trade Mark practitioners in 2017. The afternoon lunch took place at the Pretoria...