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African Countries

Smit & Van Wyk is an intellectual property law firm that offers a comprehensive range of legal services, specialising in filing, maintaining and enforcing intellectual property in South Africa and abroad. Our team is comprised of experienced patent, trademark and copyright professionals who, together with our network of trusted agents, pledge professional and exceptional quality service that is timely and cost efficient. 

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Morocco Patents

Morocco Patents Patent & PCT National Phase Applications Morocco patents require absolute novelty and a substantive examination should be requested when filing your patent application. The payment of annual renewal fees from the 3rd anniversary...

Morocco Trademarks

Morocco Trademarks Trademark Registration and Protection Morocco is a First to Use country and whomever first uses the mark gets the rights. Morocco trademarks are valid for 10 years from the filing date and renewable for further periods of 10...

Nigeria Trademarks

Nigeria Trademarks Trademark Registration and Protection Nigeria is a first to file country and trademark registration is mandatory to be granted rights over a mark.  Nigeria trademarks are valid for 7 years from the filing date and renewable for...

Compulsory Licensing in Egypt

Compulsory Licensing in Egypt Patent Law Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has created a ministerial committee under the Intellectual Property Law No. 82/2002 for compulsory licensing in Egypt. The compulsory licensing mechanism covers all...

Namibia Patents

Namibia Patents Patent and PCT National Phase Applications Smit & Van Wyk is an Intellectual Property law firm in Africa which specialise in Namibia Patents and PCT National Phase applications. Namibia Patents have a duration of 20 years from...

Egypt Patents

Egypt Patents Patent & PCT National Phase Applications Egypt patents require a fully detailed description of the invention or utility model in Arabic. The application should use the correct technical terms, including a statement on prior art...

Angola Patents

Angola Patents Patent & PCT National Phase Applications Angola patents have a duration of 15 years from date of filing and annual renewal fees are payable in advance from the first anniversary of the filing date. Angola patents have a duration...

Egypt Trademarks

Egypt Trademarks Trademark Registration and Protection Egypt is a First to File country and whomever first files the trade mark gets the rights. Egypt trademarks are valid for 10 years from the filing date and renewable for further periods of 10...

Mozambique Patents

Mozambique Patents Patent and PCT National Phase Applications Mozambique patents may be filed through the Industrial Property Institute (IPI) of Mozambique or through ARIPO where the applicant designates the application to specific contracting...

ARIPO Patents

ARIPO Patents African Regional Intellectual Property Organization Smit & Van Wyk Intellectual Property law firm specialises in Patent and PCT National Phase filings for ARIPO (African Regional Intellectual Property Organization). The...

Mauritius Trademarks

Mauritius Trademarks Trademark Registration and Protection Mauritius trademarks recognise the Nice Classification of goods and services, and allows for multi-class filing. Mauritius trademarks are valid for 10 years from the filing date and...

ARIPO Trademarks

ARIPO Trademarks Trademark Registration and Protection Smit & Van Wyk Intellectual Property law firm specialises in Trade Mark filings for ARIPO (African Regional Intellectual Property Organization). ARIPO is an intergovernmental organisation...

New Trademark Law – Ethiopia

New Trademark Laws in Ethiopia Important Notice regarding Ethiopia Trade Marks Owners of Trade Marks that are already registered in Ethiopia will be required to file new applications no later than 24 June 2014. The Trade Mark Registration and...

Namibia Trademarks

Namibia Trademarks Trademark Registration & Protection Namibia Trademarks may be filed through the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) of Namibia, or the ARIPO union where the applicant may file a single application designating...

Angola Trademarks

Angola Trademarks Trademark Registration and Protection Angola is a first to file country and trade mark registration is mandatory to be granted rights over a mark.  Angola trademarks are valid for 10 years from the filing date and renewable for...

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