Expedited acceptance of patents in South Africa

Patent acceptance within 2-4 weeks

When filing a South African patent, we can (without additional charge) request expedited acceptance of the patent. Requesting expedited acceptance reduces the time for acceptance from 9 months to 2 weeks (or 4 weeks during Covid Stage 4 Lockdown).

Following acceptance, we arrange for the patent to be published in the next available Patent Journal. This automatically triggers registration of the patent.

We typically receive the patent registration certificate from the South African Patent Office within 3 weeks of publication.

Courier of Patent Registration Certificate within 3 months

This means that the time from filing to couriering the registration certificate is between 2 and 3 months – the fastest turnaround time for any patent office worldwide.

Why choose S&Z to expedite patent acceptance

S&Z uses the GlobalIPCo patent management system, which is integrated with the Patent Office’s filing system. By automating filing and prosecution of patents, S&Z is able to reduce the cost to file South African complete patents and courier the registration certificate to you to only US$585. Our pricing is fixed, inclusive of all costs, inclusive of requesting accelerated acceptance. This has made S&Z the #1 filer of South African patents in September 2021.

Online Patent Filing

As an alternative to instructing S&Z to file South African patents, applications can be instructed online using the GlobalIPCo system, which reduces the filing cost to $199.

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