South Africa patent registration

To register a provisional patent in South Africa takes approximately 2 weeks and costs R19,950 (exclusive of VAT).

To start the process of registering a provisional patent, contact us by email or phone. We will arrange a time to meet at our offices (in Oaklands, Johannesburg) or to discuss your invention over the phone / via skype – although we are based in Johannesburg, about 60% of our inventors live in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and overseas – read what the have to say about our services. During this discussion, we will identify the potentially new / patentable features of your invention. (Note: we strongly suggest that inventors conduct a patent search before starting the patenting process. Should you wish, we would be glad to conduct a patent search for R9,950)

We will then prepare the provisional patent specification, a set of patent drawing using your 3D CAD model, and the patent application forms. Form D3 will be emailed to you for signature and the original signed copy must be returned to us by courier. In the interim, the draft provisional patent application and drawings will bounce between us until you are satisfied.

When you have “signed-off” the provisional patent specification and drawings and we have received the signed form P3 and payment into our trust account, we file the provisional patent application at the South African patent office and pay the official fee.

You will receive a scanned version of the stamped patent application form P1 by email one day after filing. You can now confidently disclose your invention to the public. A week or so thereafter, you will receive by email the patent number assigned to your provisional patent application.

Your provisional patent is then added to our reminder system and we will send you reminders of the deadline to either file a complete patent application or an international patent application, which should be filed by the first anniversary of your provisional filing date.

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Intangible Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
9 Kruger St
South Africa

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