INTA 2017 Barcelona

Click here for the INTA Annual Meeting 2018  We are pleased to announce that the Smit & Van Wyk team will be attending the INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain from 20 – 24 May 2017. Most of the INTA meeting events will be held at the Fira Gran Via in Hall 8...

The Peppadew Success Story

The Peppadew story started when Johan Steenkamp first discovered the sweet red pepper at his holiday home in the Eastern Cape in 1993. He saved seeds from the ripened fruit of the mother plant and cultivated them at his farm in Tzaneen, Limpopo. Steenkamp saw...

UPC Announcements

UPC (Unified Patent Court) A single patent court covering 25 countries. January 16, 2017 – The Unified Patent Court (UPC) preparatory committee has announced that the UPC would become operational from December 2017 and working under the assumption that the...

Law Society of the Northern Provinces

The Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) is the statutory body governing the attorneys profession in the Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and Limpopo Provinces. The Law Society however is not an attorney’s office and cannot assist members of the public by...

Lucasfilm Trademark Lawsuit

The Lucasfilm Trademark Lawsuit against New York Jedi and Lightsaber Academy October 2016. Lucasfilm filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against the owner of New York Jedi and Lightsaber Academy. The businesses previously sought a license from Lucasfilm but...

Franchising

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...

LSNP Annual General Meeting 2016

LSNP: Sun City Annual General Meeting 2016 Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. attended the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) Annual General Meeting, Golf Day and Charity High Tea event at Sun City that was from 18 – 20 November 2016.  The Smit & Van Wyk,...

WISA Mine Water Division Annual Symposium

9 – 11 November 2016      The WISA Mine Water Division invites you to the Annual Symposium that takes place from 9 – 11 November 2016 at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria. The symposium theme for 2016 is: Management Options for Mine Water. Symposium speakers will...