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Patent Applications

We have established a large patent filing and prosecution practice, both locally and internationally.

Trade Mark Applications

We regularly file applications for registered trade mark protection in South Africa and abroad.


We have successfully acted for clients in both trademark and patent litigation matters in the High Court of South Africa.

Registered Design Applications

We can obtain registered design protection for clients, where the novelty lies in the look and feel of a product.

Commercial Law

We are positioned to assist our clients with the drafting, reviewing, negotiation and execution of commercial agreements and the conclusion of related commercial transactions.

Technology and Data Protection Law

We are able to assist with Information and Communications Technology Law including the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act…

Corporate Law

We can assist our clients with compliance i.t.o. the Companies Act and related legislation and with the drafting, reviewing, negotiation and execution of relevant founding documents, agreements, notices and the like.

Insolvency Law

As experts in this field we do more than just go through the motions of a legal process.  We understand that business is a risk and that when things go wrong you need quick and practical advice.

Renewable Energy

We are able to offer our clients leading strategic advice in the energy sector and assist with the negotiating of complex transactions with various stakeholders, ensuring that legislative requirements are met. We have extensive and unique knowledge of the energy sector, especially having regard to the development of emerging markets and renewable sources of energy.

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International Conventions, Treaties and Arrangements Paris Union, WIPO , PCT
National Phase Applications under the PCT 
  •  Name(s) and address(es) of applicant(s).   
  • Name(s) and address(es) of inventor(s).   
  • Number, date and country of the basic application if Paris Convention priority is to be claimed.
  • International application number and filing date
Examination The application is subjected to formal examination only.
Duration The term is twenty years from the date of filing.
Renewal Maintenance fees are payable annually as from the third anniversary of the filing date. A 6 months grace period is available.