Patent Applications

We have a strong patent filing and prosecution practice, filing patent applications in South Africa; and in foreign countries, through a network of agents.

Trade Mark Applications

We regularly file applications for registered trade mark protection in South Africa and elsewhere in the world.

Registered Design Applications

Registered designs can provide valuable protection where the pattern, shape, configuration or ornamentation of an article is important.


We are a leading firm in South African intellectual property litigation, and especially in patent litigation.

Other IP-Related Legal Services

We offer legal advice and assistance in all intellectual property-related matters, including dispute resolution, opinions, and transactions.

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Countries indicated in purple are countries where we have secured registered intellectual property rights for our clients.

The countries indicated are based on countries where rights have been secured – i.e. not simply on designations in international/regional filing systems.  However, the indicated countries do include countries where rights have been secured by virtue of a country’s membership of a regional patent/trade mark system.

Please note that there are some countries where we have previously secured rights as indicated, but where we are currently unable to file applications due political circumstances, including war and trade sanctions.