Patent Attorneys

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. patent attorneys deal with matters related to patents and designs in Africa. Our specialised team of attorneys also cover other aspects of intellectual property law including trademarks and copyright. A patent is an exclusive right granted by...

Patent Exploitation

A patent grants exclusive rights to an inventor for a fixed period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of that invention. A patent is an exclusionary right which gives the owner the right to exclude others from making use of or infringing the patent in any...

Patent Services Johannesburg

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a specialist South African legal practice dealing exclusively with patent law. If your invention is new, inventive and useful, generally, a patent may be granted for the invention in terms of South African Patent Law. Although novelty can...

How to Register a Patent in SA

Always keep your inventions a secret – Do not market or sell the inventions until the patent application has been filed. Obtaining a patent is a two-step process spaced 12 months apart. The South African Patent Office will check to see if all the necessary...

Patent Attorneys in Pretoria

The Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. team of patent attorneys in Pretoria has extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property law and can also assist in the filing of foreign applications. A patent is an exclusive right granted by a sovereign state to an inventor...

Patent Attorneys Durban

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. Patent Attorneys is a specialist South African legal practice dealing exclusively with patents and inventions. If your invention is new, inventive and useful, generally, a patent may be granted for the invention in terms of South African...

Patent Attorneys Cape Town

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a specialist South African legal practice dealing exclusively with patent law. If your invention is new, inventive and useful, generally, a patent may be granted for the invention in terms of South African Patent Law. Although novelty can...

Patents: Getting Started

1. Novelty Searches in view of obtaining patent protection for an invention If a product or concept identical to yours is already in existence anywhere in the world then you cannot obtain patent protection for the same concept in South Africa (or in most other...

Patent Formulas

Some of the frequently asked questions about patenting for example, a patent formula are briefly answered below. Can I patent a formula? You cannot patent formulas for Mathematics, but you can patent formula applications such as software for applying the patent...