Intellectual Property Attorneys

As specialist intellectual property attorneys, we deal exclusively with intellectual property law here at Smit & Van Wyk Incorporated.

We have the knowledge, resources and experience to provide intellectual property advice on all fields of practice relating to patents, trade marks, industrial designs, copyright, franchising, and trade secrets.  We also provide advice on the commercial rights attached to each of these forms of protection, as well as intellectual property litigation. We file patent, trade mark, and registered design applications for our South African clients into foreign markets, while also assisting overseas patent attorneys that wish to file in South Africa or the rest of Africa.

Many of our intellectual property attorneys are also qualified engineers or scientists, making them extremely skilled in their fields of practice and able to provide excellent advice on complex legal matters to our clients.

They are further aided by a dedicated support team that ensures we are efficient and up to date at all times, with the help of state-of-the-art software. We also have an outstanding foreign department that assists with patent, trade mark, and registered design cases that cross borders.

Feel free to contact our Intellectual Property Attorneys to assist with your enquiry, whether you are a local South African client, or an overseas patent attorney that requires advice on IP filings in South Africa or the rest of Africa.

Update on INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritizing the health and safety of registrants, INTA is working to reschedule our Annual Meeting in Singapore (set to take place April 25 - 29, 2020) until 2022. We will be relocating the 2020 Annual Meeting to a...

read more

CIPC Official Fees Increase

THE 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 Proposal to pay full...

read more

Water Research Commission (WRC) workshop

Water Research Commission (WRC) On 20 March 2019, Wessel van Wyk was privileged to present at a workshop hosted by the Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa. The workshop, entitled “A Framework for Management of IP Emanating From WRC-Supported R&D”, was...

read more