Top South African Patent Law Firms – Patent Filings 2019

These are the top South African patent law firms, according to number of South African patents filed (inclusive of provisional, complete and national phase patents):

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Patent firm Patents filed
Firm 1 2,206
Firm 2 2,088
Firm 3 765
Firm 4 542
Firm 5 489
S&Z 315
Firm 7 162
Firm 8 155
Firm 9 137
Firm 10 120
Firm 11 101
Firm 12 64
Firm 13 53
Firm 14 42
Firm 15 35
Firm 16 35
Firm 17 32
Firm 18 29
Firm 19 28
Firm 20 26
Firm 21 23
Firm 22 21
Firm 23 20
Firm 24 18
Firm 25 16
Firm 26 15

Also see the top South African provisional patent filers. In September 2021, S&Z became the #1 filer of South African patents.

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