Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a specialist South African legal practice dealing exclusively with patent law. If your invention is new, inventive and useful, generally, a patent may be granted for the invention in terms of South African Patent Law. Although novelty can never be determined conclusively, an indication of the novelty of your invention may be found by conducting patent and literature searches. Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. patent services covers all areas in Johannesburg.

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. patent services includes:

  • Patent Applications
  • Patent Searches
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation
  • Drafting and preparing of patent specifications
  • Filing and prosecuting international patent applications via the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) and overseas patent applications via the Paris Convention
  • High Court Litigation
  • Patents Industrial Designs
  • Advice on licensing and assigning Patents
  • Assistance in applying for government grants

For more information on our patent services in Cape Town, please call us at 012 349 7800,
or email us at

We are based in Pretoria but we represent our clients from across South Africa by method of telephone, email and video conferencing. The Patent Office (CIPC) and High Court is also situated in Pretoria.