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 … Read more

Jul 15th, 2021

Patent certificate within 3 months of filing

Proof that we can courier South African patent certificates within 3 months of filing: South African patent application no. 2021/02863 was filed by us on 29 April April 2021. Within a week (i.e. on 6 May 2021) the application was accepted by the South African Patent Office. Publication occurred on 26 May 2021 and the … Read more

Jul 9th, 2021

South African Largest Patent Firms

In June 2021, the top 3 South African Patent Firms accounted for more than 60% of the total complete patents filed. South Africa’s largest patent firms (according to patent filings) are: Adams & Adams Spoor & Fisher S&Z von Seidels headed up the remainder of the 24 firms, which between them shared the other 39% … Read more

Jul 4th, 2021

Patent disconnect – Protection v Deterrence

Inventors’ “talk” and “meaning” when it comes to patents is often disconnected. When discussing patents, inventors ALWAYS mention “Protect” – “I need to protect my idea“. However, if you ask whether they would drag anyone to Court for infringement, the answer is generally “No”. With no intention to enforce the patent legally, inventors are often … Read more

Jun 28th, 2021

South African Patent – the new Australian Innovation Patent

The Australian Innovation Patent was very popular – it was quick, easy and affordable. But this option expires during August 2021. What’s the alternative? A South African complete patent. S&Z and GlobalIPCo have created a patent filing and management system that ensures issuance of a South African complete patent registration certificate within 3 months of … Read more

Jun 23rd, 2021

Accelerated grant of patent in South Africa

South Africa is the fastest country in the world to get a registered patent. If accelerated acceptance / grant is requested on filing, it takes only a couple of weeks for the South African patent application to be accepted (extended to 4 weeks during stage 4 COVID lockdown). Once accepted, publication occurs on the last … Read more

Jun 16th, 2021

Pay patent annuity online

The IdeaNav online patent, trademark and design renewal system has been upgraded from a flash to a html5 user interface. All the functionality of the original online annuity system has been retained. However, additional features have been added to provide better insight into upcoming renewal costs. Easily: upload patents to your portfolio; add them to … Read more

Jun 10th, 2021

Accelerated acceptance of patents

By integrating the GlobalIPCo patent management system with the South African Patent Office’s system, the time from FILING to ACCEPTANCE can be reduced to … 1 DAY! This is exceptional. However, during Stage 4 COVID lockdown, the period may be extended to 4 weeks. Once accepted, the patent is published on the last Wednesday of … Read more

Jun 2nd, 2021

Fastest Patent Registration

Looking for the fastest patent registration worldwide? Choose a country that does not examine patents. Next, check if the Patent Office in that country operates an electronic system – manual systems just can’t process patents fast enough. Then, have a look at the fees. You’ll quickly find that the fastest way to get a patent … Read more

May 8th, 2021

Get a registered patent quickly – within 3 months!

The GlobalIPCo patent management system has streamlined the South African patent process to achieve issuance of a patent registration certificate within 3 months of filing … for only $585. We are now able to: secure acceptance within 2 weeks of filing (extended to 4 weeks during Stage 4 COVID lockdown); grant / registration within 5 … Read more

May 5th, 2021

Chinese Patent Attorney for South Africa

About S&Z S&Z files more South African patents for Chinese applicants than any other South African patent law firm. By using the GlobalIPCo patent filing and management system, we are able to: offer the lowest patent filing fee (inclusive of acceptance, grant and courier), guaranteed; file South African patents within minutes of instruction; late-lodge documents … Read more

May 2nd, 2021

Which South African patent law firms filed the most provisional patents in 2020?

Surprisingly, 2020 didn’t see a significant drop in the number of South African provisional patents filed. Although, the South African Patent Office was closed for a few months during lockdown, the decline in provisional patents simply continued its gradual negative trend. Adams & Adams remains the top filer of South African provisional patents, S&Z retained … Read more

Mar 11th, 2021

Which firms filed the most South African patents in 2020?

2020 did not see a major shift in ranking of the top South African patent law firms, with the top 6 firms still accounting for more than 80% of the total patent filings (provisionals, complete patents, convention patents, and national phase patents). Patent firm Patents filed Adams & Adams 2,134 Spoor & Fisher 1,885 von … Read more

Mar 8th, 2021

How to file South African Patent in 15 easy steps

To file a South African patent is easy with GlobalIPCo.com. All you need is the WO / PCT number. Use WIPO website data to populate the input fields. This takes only a couple of minutes. Download forms for signature. Upload the signed forms and copy of the PCT patent specification (downloaded from the WIPO website) … Read more

Feb 26th, 2021

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