SANi Vicennial Patent

The most effective and affordable way to cover Africa (with pre-paid renewals for all 20 years) is to file a SANi Vicennial Patent through S&Z / the GlobalIPCo system – a system that files about 5,000 African patents per year.

For only $1,750 (fixed cost, professional and official fees included), you can obtain and maintain patent rights in South Africa and Nigeria for 20 years (S&Z pricing). Law firms are entitled to further discounted pricing using the GlobalIPCo online filing system.

The SANi Vicennial Patent is a Combination Patent that includes:

  • a granted South African patent;
  • a granted Nigerian patent;
  • payment of all renewals for the 20-year term of the South African patent; and
  • payment of all renewals for the 20-year term of the Nigerian patent.

The South Africa – Nigeria combination provides access to $734 billion in GDP and a population of 265 million.

Since both South African and Nigerian patents may be amended after grant (provided that the scope of the claims is not increased), the SANi Patent registration process is quick and efficient. Since applicants need not effect a pre-grant amendment or delay acceptance, the SANi patents should be granted within 4 months.

To reduce the SANi patent cost, applicants may opt out of the renewal pre-payment and pay only $875 to obtain the SANi Patent (inclusive of filing, acceptance, publication, grant, issuance and courier of the certificates) (S&Z pricing to law firms).

The SANi Patent makes patent coverage in Africa quick, simple and affordable.

[The SANi patent is not the creation of a Treaty]

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