Lockdown Notification: Plant Breeders’ Rights

Notice to all directorate: Genetic Resources Clients  Delivery of application forms and seed This serves to notify all clients that during Level 4 of the Lockdown, Applications in terms of the Genetically Modified Act Applications in terms of the Plant Breeders’...

COVID-19 Lockdown

COVID-19 Lockdown Intellectual Property in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic It is evident that the world is facing uncharted territory as a result of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. There is a great deal of uncertainty and many people are, for the first time,...

CIPC Official Fees Increase

IMPORTANT NOTICETHE INITIAL DATE  FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INCREASE IN RENEWAL FEES HAS NOW BEEN SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY. Clients being advised to pay full term renewals before the increase in renewal fees Increase in Patent and Design renewal fees in South Africa...

Congratulations to Jacques and Kim

Congratulations to Jacques and Kim! Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is proud to announce that two of our candidate patent attorneys, Jacques Steyn and Kimberley Conroy (previously Smith), passed the Drafting of Patent Specifications examination set by the South African...

The Yimi™ personal information system

The Yimi™ personal information system provides secure sharing and authenticating of information with service providers. It is an easy-to-use system for transmitting personal information from a client’s smartphone with consent recorded on and tracking provided by...

Medical Record Management System

Medical Record Management System A medical record management system which includes a patient identification system operable to determine the identity of a patient, a database containing patient information, and a data interface connectable to a remote terminal...

ANC vs ADeC Logo

Since the African Democratic Change (ADeC) emerged as a new political party in South Africa it’s ADeC logo has drawn much attention because of its similarities to that of the ANC logo. The similarities included the use of the black, green and yellow colour...

Noëlle Pearson Trade Mark Practitioner

Noëlle Pearson – Best Final Year Student On Wednesday 15 November the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) voted to accept new fellows who qualified as Trade Mark practitioners in 2017. The afternoon lunch took place at the Pretoria...

.africa domain success

.africa Domain Success Trademark owners have shown great interest in the new .africa geographic Top Level Domain (gTLD). dotAfrica (.africa) is the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) for the African continent. The .africa domain scored within the global top 10 for...