Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is an intellectual property law firm that is situated close to the CIPC in Pretoria. Our fields of practice encompass all aspects relating to patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright and franchising, including litigation.
We have a foreign department that assists foreign agents with the registration of patents, trademarks and designs in South Africa and most other African countries. Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. patent attorneys are qualified in science, technology, engineering and law which ensures that our law firm can help with the assessment of patents for patentability, novelty, and non-obviousness to a person skilled in the trade.
Intellectual Property Services
- Patent, trademark and design registrations.
- Assistance in registration of trademarks as domain names.
- Renewal of patents, trademarks and designs.
- Restoration of trademarks, patents, and designs.
- Assessment of intellectual property ownership.
- Franchise Agreements
- Legal advice and guidance.
- Litigation assistance.
- Dispute resolution.
- Infringement prosecution.
- License agreement setup for patents, trademarks, copyright and designs.
- Assignment of intellectual property rights.
- Trademark, patent and design searches.
- Assisting foreign applicants in registering intellectual property in South Africa.
- Setting up of publishing and related copyright documentation.
The Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. intellectual property law firm offers client’s expert legal advice and assistance in registering patents and trademarks. We can also assist with an objection to the registration of a patent, copyright infringement litigation or general legal advice regarding intellectual property and franchising.