Smit & van Wyk, Inc. in Pretoria

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a specialist South African legal practice dealing exclusively with IP law (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Registered Designs, Franchising).  Our fields of practice encompass all aspects, including litigation, relating to patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, as well as providing advice on the commercial rights attached to each of these forms of protection.

  • Patents

    Patent applications, Patent searches, Patent prosecution, Patent litigation, Drafting and preparing of patent specifications, Filing and prosecuting patent applications at the South African Patent Office, Filing and prosecuting international patent applications via the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) and overseas patent applications via the Paris Convention, High Court litigation, Patents Industrial Designs, Advice on licensing and assigning patents, Assistance in applying for government grants
  • Trademarks

    Trademark searches, Trademark applications, Trademark registrations, Trademark monitoring, Trademark licensing, Trademark disputes & settlement agreements, Filing and prosecuting SA and foreign trademarks, Trademark oppositions and infringement litigation, Trademark-based domain-name disputes and litigation
  • Copyrights

    Copyright registrations, Copyright applications, Licensing for writers, Copyright disputes & settlement agreements, Copyright infringement claims
  • Registered Designs

    Registered design applications, Design prosecution, Design litigation, Design enforcement, Preparation, drafting and prosecution of design cases, High Court litigation
  • Franchising

    Franchise agreements, Licensing arrangements, Advice on Franchising Your Business, Advice on Purchasing a Franchise, Dispute Resolution Services
  • Contracts

    Writing contractual agreements, Reviewing contractual agreements, Negotiating contractual agreements, Contract disputes, Drafting Commercial Agreements / Contracts


Smit & van Wyk, Inc.

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