We prepare, file and prosecute patent applications on behalf of our clients, anywhere in the world. For our international clients, we file and prosecute patent applications in South Africa and into the rest of Africa. The proper preparation, including the drafting of patent specifications, is a specialist task and is best left to a patent attorney with specialist training therein.
Local patent applications are filed at the Patent Office of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in Pretoria, South Africa.
Only a patent attorney can file and prosecute complete patent applications in South Africa and all convention or national phase patent applications have to cite a patent attorney acting as address for service.