Smit & Van Wyk Patent, Trademark & Registered Designs

Intellectual Property Law Firm

Intellectual Property Attorneys

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is an intellectual property law firm that is situated close to the CIPC in Pretoria. Our fields of practice encompass all aspects relating to patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright and franchising, including litigation.

We have a foreign department that assists foreign agents with the registration of patents, trademarks and designs in South Africa and most other African countries. Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. patent attorneys are qualified in science, technology, engineering and law which ensures that our law firm can help with the assessment of patents for patentability, novelty, and non-obviousness to a person skilled in the trade.

Intellectual Property Services
  1. Patent, trademark and design registrations.
  2. Assistance in registration of trademarks as domain names.
  3. Renewal of patents, trademarks and designs.
  4. Restoration of trademarks, patents, and designs.
  5. Assessment of intellectual property ownership.
  6. Franchise Agreements
  7. Legal advice and guidance.
  8. Litigation assistance.
  9. Dispute resolution.
  10. Infringement prosecution.
  11. License agreement setup for patents, trademarks, copyright and designs.
  12. Assignment of intellectual property rights.
  13. Trademark, patent and design searches.
  14. Assisting foreign applicants in registering intellectual property in South Africa.
  15. Setting up of publishing and related copyright documentation.

The Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. intellectual property law firm offers client’s expert legal advice and assistance in registering patents and trademarks. We can also assist with an objection to the registration of a patent, copyright infringement litigation or general legal advice regarding intellectual property and franchising.

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Patent Attorneys
It is highly recommended that your claims be written by a qualified patent attorney or patent agent. The patent attorneys at Smit & Van Wyk provide a wide range of patent-related services across multiple industries and fields of technologies, including patent drafting, filing and prosecution.

Mauritius Trademarks
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 renewable for periods of 10 years each upon payment of the renewal fee.

Franchise Attorneys
Franchising legal advice is specialised and differs from other areas of law, thus you need find yourself an attorney that specialises in this specific type of law. Franchise attorneys represent the franchisor, as well as the franchisee. 

PCT National Phase Patents
The PCT National Phase is the second of the two main phases of the PCT procedure. It follows the international phase and consists in the processing of the international application before each Office of (or acting for a Contracting State) that has been designated in the international application.