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Invention Connection ®

Intellectual Property Attorneys


If you have a patented invention that you would like to sell, license or find investors for, consider featuring it on the Invention Connection ® website.

The Invention Connection ® website is an international invention showcase for anyone who wants to cash out or sell their ideas or inventions? Invention Connection ® is a website for anyone with a patent or patent pending to showcase new products to potential licensees, manufacturers, investors, distributors, etc.

All exhibitors in the Invention Connection ® website are independent entrepreneurs, small businesses or individuals who represent themselves. The Invention Connection ® is strictly a neutral showcase, it is not an invention development firm, it doesn’t market products nor act as a licensing agent. If you don’t have a patent for your invention yet we can hold your cyber-booth until your ready with a PPA or patent pending.

You can visit the Invention Connection ® website to see more information: If you need help on getting protection for your idea please contact Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. intellectual property attorneys.

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More information regarding Intellectual Property:

Copyright Films
It is possible to copyright films in South Africa under the Copyright Act of 1978, because any cinematograph film or storage, fixation, and production such as signalling of data to produce the work fall under the protection. 

Nigeria Trademark Registration
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 further periods of 14 years.

Mauritius Trademark Registration
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 Agreements
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. 

Validation of European patents in Morocco
The system for validating European patents in Morocco introduced under the validation agreement between the European Patent Organisation and the government of the Kingdom of Morocco provides European patent applicants with a simple and cost-effective way…

PCT National Phase Patents in Africa
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.