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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...

CIPC File Transfer Notice

Inventor Assistance Program

The recent COVID-19 pandemic did not only have socio-economic implications but has initiated one of the worst financial depressions the world has ever seen. However, as the saying goes, “Necessity...

Difference between a Domain Name and a Website

Difference between a Domain Name and a Website

A domain name is essentially the address which directs users to a particular internet location. This internet location has a unique identifier, the Internet Protocol (IP) address, which would also...

Non-disclosure Agreement and Loss of IP Rights

Non-disclosure Agreement and Loss of IP Rights

A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) can be used to avoid the “gentleman’s agreement” dilemma, by legally binding a participant to not disclose/divulge/release the confidential information shared with...

Startup Businesses, IP Rights

Startup Businesses, IP Rights

Why startup businesses need to consider registering their IP rights from the word “GO!” When starting a new business, making a new product, building a new brand or using a new domain name, the first...

Business Start-up Package

Business Start-up Package

Smit & Van Wyk offers a business start-up package for businesses that are looking to protect all aspects of their new venture. The package includes the following services at a reduced...

Water Research Commission workshop

Water Research Commission workshop

On 20 March 2019, Wessel van Wyk was privileged to present at a Water Research Commission workshop of South Africa. The workshop, entitled “A Framework for Management of IP Emanating From...

365 Ubuntu Climbs with the Renaissance Guy

365 Ubuntu Climbs with the Renaissance Guy

The Renaissance Guy, Andrew Patterson, has a goal of hiking up Table Mountain, Cape Town, every day for a full year… but for what purpose? Last year, Andrew realised that he had a calling to...

Congratulations to Jacques and Kim

Congratulations to Jacques and Kim

Smit & Van Wyk would like to congratulations to Jacques and Kim - the candidate patent attorneys at Smit & Van Wyk. We are proud to announce that two of our candidate patent attorneys,...

Know your IP

Know your IP

IP (Intellectual property) is considered an asset for any business. Intellectual Property is an intangible asset which means that the asset is not physical, it is as the result of human creativity,...

The Yimi™ personal information system

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...

ANC vs ADeC Logo

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...

Congratulations to Rogan and Kelsey

Congratulations to Rogan and Kelsey

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. proudly celebrate two of our candidate attorneys that have completed their articles of clerkship. On Monday 29 January 2018, Rogan Bruce and Kelsey Savig have been admitted...

The Rain Catcher

The Rain Catcher

Presenting our clients’ patented invention, The Rain Catcher, which was developed in South Africa. The invention is a lightweight device that collects rain, which can in turn be used as safe...

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