S&Z becomes the top filer of South African patents

In September 2021, S&Z became the largest filer of South African patents, capturing more than 27% of the South African complete patent market. Firm SA complete patents filed during September 2021 Sibanda & Zantwijk 259 Firm A 215 Firm B 151 Firm C 64 Firm D 48 Firm E 41 Firm F 32 Firm G … Read more

Oct 3rd, 2021

3 Month Patent Certificate in South Africa

Our average time for couriering a South African patent certificate is 3 months from the filing date. Some times we even get it down to 6 weeks. For example: ZA2021/05498 was filed on 3 August 2021; accepted on 11 August 2021; published on 25 August 2021; and sent to the client today (16 September 2021). … Read more

Sep 16th, 2021

Time for South African patent acceptance, grant and courier of certificate

During the course of 2021, we have been working with the South African Patent Office to reduce the time taken for: acceptance of South African patents (with request for accelerated acceptance); grant of South African patents; and issuance of the registration certificate for South African patents. S&Z files more than 250 patents per month and … Read more

Aug 16th, 2021

GlobalIPCo Patent Management System for Chinese applicants

About GlobalIPCo GlobalIPCo has developed a system that files and manages prosecution of South African patents. The system is integrated with the South African Patent Office’s system to enable users to: file South African patents (designs and trademarks); late-lodge documents; request expedited acceptance / accelerated grant; obtain acceptance within 1 month (typically within 2 weeks) … Read more

Aug 8th, 2021

S&Z remains top filer of SA patents for Chinese applicants

S&Z is the top filer of South African patents for Chinese patent applicants. With exclusive use of the GlobalIPCo patent management system, S&Z has reduced the time from filing a South African patent to couriering the patent registration certificate to under 3 months. This commitment continued to be met despite the third COVID wave and … Read more

Aug 4th, 2021

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 S&Z 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

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

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