Business brief 2014: South Africa


Danie Pienaar and Herman Blignaut

A patent attorney should be consulted to assist with the assessment of patentability and drafting of the patent specification.


How do you register or secure patent rights, and is national or international coverage most appropriate?

The patent specification will then be lodged, in accordance with a strict timeline, in countries where protection is required. In terms of coverage, patent applicants typically consider business requirements and costs.

patents; trademarks; copyright; counterfeiting