How to register a design

Steps to apply for a design registration: Register with Iptica’s online South African design filing system. Complete the applicant name and address fields. Select your classes (i.e. goods the design must cover). Take and upload photos of your product using your phone. Sign forms electronically. Pay US$225. See more: How to apply for a SA … Read more

August 18th, 2018

Woolworths blamed for copying Lara Mare’s RUSH “health bar concept”

Woolworths is now being blamed for “copying” Lara Mare’s RUSH “health bar concept”. Apparently, the “natural, preservative-free, raw snack health bar concept” was disclosed to Woolworths in 2015 and … here we go again. But, what rights can one hold over a “concept”? If: (a) Woolworths signed a confidentiality undertaking; (b) RUSH disclosed secret information … Read more

August 18th, 2018

How to register a patent

Steps to apply for a patent: Register with Iptica’s online South African patent filing system. Fill in the applicant and inventor details. Enter the title of your invention. Upload a document fully describing your invention. Sign forms electronically. Pay US$99. See more: How to – DIY patent The Iptica system completes the forms and automatically … Read more

August 11th, 2018

How to register a trademark

Steps to apply for a trademark: Register with Iptica’s online South African trademark filing system. Fill in the applicant details. Enter your WORD mark or upload your LOGO. Select your classes (i.e. goods / services the trademark must cover). Sign forms electronically. Pay US$99. See more: How to apply for a SA trademark The Iptica … Read more

August 4th, 2018

Renew Patent – Japan

REGISTER with the IdeaNav Japanese patent renewal system; PAY your Japanese patent renewal / annuity online within a couple of minutes; and SAVE up to 60% on Japanese patent renewal fees. How to pay a Japanese patent annuity: Register with the IdeaNav Japanese patent renewal system using your email address and password. Insert the Japanese … Read more

August 4th, 2018

Renew Patent – China

Save up to 60% by paying your Chinese patent annuity online. How to pay Chinese patent annuity online register on the IdeaNav Chinese patent renewal system; upload your Chinese patent (or ask us to do this for you); add the Chinese patent renewal to your cart; checkout; and pay by credit card. The process takes … Read more

July 22nd, 2018

Renew Patent – Canada

Pay your granted Canadian patent annuity online using the Ideanav patent renewal system. Using the IdeaNav patent renewal system: should significantly reduce your worldwide patent renewal costs; ensures that you receive renewal reminders by email well before the deadlines; gives you access to all historical renewal receipts; enables you to pay patent renewals worldwide by … Read more

July 15th, 2018

Renew Patent – Russia

Manage and pay your Russian patent annuity online using the IdeaNav Russian patent renewal system. How to pay a Russian patent annuity online Go to the IdeaNav Russian patent renewal system, register and insert your Russian patent number. The system will extract the Russian patent details and add the Russian patent to your patent renewal … Read more

July 11th, 2018

KFC adword: “CHICKEN LICKEN MENU – KFC” Seriously?

How cheeky is this? KFC uses a Google Adword: “CHICKEN LICKEN MENU” And, then pays top dollar to ensure that this Adword appears at the top of the Google search page when you are searching for a “Chicken Licken Menu”. Instead of satisfying your craving for delicious Chicken Licken Hot Wings, you could easily end … Read more

June 19th, 2018

Patent Pending

To mark a product “Patent Pending“, you must file a patent application, i.e.: a provisional patent application (filed in any one of the 177 Paris Convention countries); a complete patent application; a PCT / international patent application filed with WIPO (Geneva); a national phase patent application; or a convention complete patent application. Each of the … Read more

June 2nd, 2018

What countries does a Patent Pending Number cover?

What is a Patent Pending Number? After coming up with an invention, the first step is to conduct a search to check whether it is “new” worldwide. Next, you should get a Patent Pending Number by filing a provisional patent application. When filing a provisional patent application, you are only required to submit a document … Read more

May 19th, 2018

Convention design application in South Africa

South African convention design applications can now be filed online for only $225. Iptica’s online South African Design Filing system provides for: filing of both Aesthetic designs and Functional designs; disclaimer of portions shown in the drawings in broken lines; a priority claim / a “release date” (within the last 6 months); selection of class(es); … Read more

May 16th, 2018

Renew Patent – Germany

Reduce German patent annuity costs by paying renewals online using the IdeaNav German patent renewal system. How to pay German patent annuity online: Create a profile on the IdeaNav German patent renewal system. Add your German patent to your renewal portfolio – the system auto-extracts patent information. instruct your German patent renewal online and pay … Read more

April 24th, 2018

Renew Patent – India

Renew your Indian patent online in 3 easy steps. Steps to pay Indian patent annuity online: Register or login to the IdeaNav Indian patent renewal system. Click “Add a new case”; select country “India”; and insert your Indian patent number. The system automatically extracts your Indian patent details, but you will need to confirm that … Read more

April 19th, 2018

Online South African design registration

Filing a South African design online with CIPC File your own South African design registration online using the Iptica online design registration system. The Iptica system: assists you to select the relevant class; prepares forms (D3 and Power of Attorney) to file the South African aesthetic design registration. To file a South African functional design, … Read more

March 18th, 2018

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