Smit & Van Wyk Patent, Trademark & Registered Designs

Associate appointed at Smit & Van Wyk

Intellectual Property Insights

Chantal Hoffelner,  registered Patent Attorney who initially graduated cum laude from the University of Free State with a Masters Degree in Microbiology, was recently appointed an associate at Smit & Van Wyk. Chantal also has an LLB degree, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry. She is interested in all aspects of intellectual property law and is involved in the drafting and prosecution of local and foreign patent applications as well as registered designs.

We at Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. would like to congratulate Chantal on this achievement that will bring new challenges and even bigger opportunities for her in the future.

Posted on 4 April 2014
Home / Intellectual Property Insights / Associate appointed at Smit & Van Wyk

More Articles

CIPC File Transfer Notice

CIPC File Transfer Notice

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) File Transfer Notice The South African CIPC has commenced with the second stage of the large-scale file transition to a new bulk storage...

Privacy rights in South Africa: Data And Cloud

Privacy rights in South Africa: Data And Cloud

Looking at privacy rights in South Africa with the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) we stand at the verge of a technological revolution, characterised by the digitalisation of...

Copyright

Copyright does NOT have to be registered in South Africa. Unlike patents, trade marks or registered designs, copyright vests in the author of a work once the work is created in a material form. Examples of copyright include: Literary works (eg. novels, poems, textbooks, letters, reports, lectures, speeches), musical works, artistic creations (eg. paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs), cinematograph films, sound recordings, broadcasts, published editions of books and computer programs.
Read more about Copyright Infringement.

Patent Registration, Patent an Invention, Patent Attorneys, Patent Law
Trademark Registration, Trademark Attorneys, Brand Protection
Registered Designs, Design Patents, Industrial Designs
Copyright Law - Copyright Attorneys - Music Copyright