Renew Patent Online

IdeaNav Online Renewal System

Enjoy the simplicity of paying renewals online, dealing with only one renewal service provider, while saving up to 70% on renewal costs.


We manage more than 10,000 registrations for more than 3,500 clients, including one of South Africa’s biggest multinational companies and two Universities.

Safety and accuracy of the system

  • The records are backed up daily.
  • The system runs off a main and a backup server.
  • The system has been developed over 13 years and has been live since 2011.
  • We receive a monthly report of all patents falling due for renewal within the next 6 weeks, and contact each patentees to confirm his intention to let the patent lapse.
  • Easily migrate renewals from our system.

We are happy to upload your patents for you. Just send us the patent numbers by email. All our inputs are passed by two persons for independent checking.


  • Renew patents in more than 100 countries.
  • Save up to 60% on South African renewals and more than 30% on foreign renewals.
  • Save up to 80% by paying all 20 years of South African renewals upfront.

Our payment system is so unique, we had to obtain exceptional Exchange Control approval to implement it.

Draw a renewal cost budget at a click of a button.

How to upload cases

1. Go to

2. Register / login

3. Select Patent, Trademark or Design

4. Click on “Add new Patent/Trademark./Design”.

5. Select the country, insert the patent number and the required information.

Click “Save & Add Another Patent” or “Save & Exit”.


  • The system sends 6, 3 and 1 month reminders by email.
  • Add as many email cc addresses as you wish.
  • The backend system generates internal alerts where “anticipated” time periods for processing and completing renewals are exceeded.

Instructing a renewal

1. Go to and login.

2. Select the patent / trademark / design you wish to renew and add it to cart

3. Click “Checkout” and pay by credit card.

Invoices and update emails are sent by email.


Click the “Cost report” button to generate a renewal cost report for the required period.

Managing your patent portfolio

  • Your patent portfolio (with live renewal statuses and patent info) is available online from any computer.
  • Edit and delete patent records.
  • Add new patents at any time.
  • Add your reference to each patent record.
  • Track the progress of renewals online.
  • Review previous renewal instructions online.
  • Download renewal confirmation documents online.


  • You are not bound to continue paying renewals through the patent firm that filed the patent.
  • You do not need to change the address for service for a patent in order to migrate renewals to another service provider.
Latest Specials
  • Save up to 70% on renewal fees

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

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    Only $199

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    Only $299

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    R4,090 + vat

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  • File provisional patent

    Only $199

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Intangible Consulting (Pty) Ltd
9 Kruger St
South Africa

T +27 (0)11 483 1439
T +27 (0)11 483 3128 (alt.)