Patent Registration South Africa

Originality, inspiration and creativity are at the heart of any successful new enterprise or winning venture. From conception and design, to marketing and sale, experienced innovators and inventors know that the beginning stages of turning a great idea into a profitable enterprise is usually the most challenging, expensive and risky time in developing a promising project. It is also a enormously exciting and enjoyable time for the originator of the idea. As inventor and physicist Nikola Tesla once observed:

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.

What many do not realise is that without adequate protection of your idea or invention, all of this hard work may come to nothing. A Patent confers legal rights to the originator of an idea or invention, specifically concerning the exploitation of his or her intellectual property. Because a good idea is always in demand and may be subject to exploitation or copying, acquiring a patent is the best chance of turning products into profits.

IdeaNav is a specialist website resource for inventors specialising in the development and protection of our clients’ intellectual property, from idea to end product. IdeaNav evolved out of the firm of Sibanda and Zantwijk Patent Attorneys, well-known for years as experts in the field of intellectual property law and patent registration.

Since 2007, IdeaNav has grown from a simple patent law firm website to an all-inclusive resource for inventors wishing to protect their ideas and assert their intellectual property rights and to grow their projects to completion and profitability.

Highly experienced patent lawyers Paulo Lopes and Anthony van Zantwijk pride themselves on efficiently guiding each client through the process of acquiring and protecting their patent. Acquiring a patent in South Africa can be a notoriously difficult and time consuming process to navigate, and our aim at Ideanav is to simplify the process for our clients and assist them in managing every step of the process.

With your legal and administrative concerns taken on by the professional team at IdeaNav, you are left free to focus on your core business aims, untroubled by the complicated legalities of intellectual property in South Africa. Secure in the knowledge that your invention is yours and yours alone, you have the stability and leverage you need to negotiate with potential investors or business partners, ensuring the success and growth of what started out as nothing more than an idea.

Our ultimate goal is to make IP accessible and affordable to anybody by constantly innovating in our range of IP services and making them freely available. For each service we offer, we ensure that our clients have free access to a corresponding “do it yourself” tool. With these tools you are free to take on the management of your own intellectual property and patent needs, from prototyping to patent renewal and trademark registration, and a range of other IP services.

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  • Trademark search

    R2,500 + vat

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  • Online SA design filing

    Only $299

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  • File provisional patent

    Only $199

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  • Register a Trademark in South Africa

    R4,090 + vat

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  • Online SA trademark filing

    Only $199

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  • Patent Pending Number

    Only $199

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  • EU Design Registration

    Only $625

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  • Save up to 70% on renewal fees

    Save up to 70% on patent renewal fees / annuities by paying them online

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Intangible Consulting (Pty) Ltd
9 Kruger St
South Africa

T +27 (0)11 483 1439
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