Registered tax practitioner
|Anglo American||De Beers|
|Wits Univ||Nelson Mandela Univ|
Commercialize your IP
Protect your invention
Prototype your invention
Protect your brand
File a South African trademark for your name or logo
For only R4,090 (filing fee)
Protect your idea
File a South African provisional patent
For only $199
Conduct a search:
Conduct a patent search to identify the features of your invention that may be patented.
Register a patent:
File a provisional patent using the GlobalIPCo system to reserve your patent rights worldwide for twelve months. Within the year, file a PCT patent to extend further your reservation in most countries of the world to thirty months. Thereafter file national phase patents in countries where you require patent protection. Online provisional patent cost: $199
Register a design:
Register a South African design through the GlobalIPCo system to protect the shape of your product. File foreign designs in 6-12 months' time. Online SA design cost: $299; online EU design cost: Euro556.
Register a trademark:
Register a South African trademark to protect the name of your product (e.g. "APPLE" computers). Cost: R4,090 plus vat.
Extend your PCT patent to South Africa for only US$585. This includes all costs up to and including grant of the South African patent. South Africa is not an examining country. So, no prosecution costs will be incurred for South African national phase patents.
Protect the shape of your product
File a South African design registration (using photos)
For only $299
Patent search: R4,950 + vat
Provisional patent: R9,950 + vat
Trademark search and registration: R6,250 + vat
Design registration filing: R6,950 + vat
Hourly rate: R3,000 + vat
9 Kruger St, Oaklands, Johannesburg, 2192
011 483 3128
Our structured patenting process:
All commercial work is performed by Anthony van Zantwijk (BSc(Eng), LLB, LLM(Tax), Patent Attorney and Registered Tax Practitioner)
Experience: Spoor & Fisher (commercial department), SARS (structured finance), Expert witness for SARS (transfer pricing and estate duty valuation), Expert witness for South African Reserve Bank (valuation), licensing consultant to Anglo American and De Beers, IP tax consultant to Sasol and Maitlands.
Hourly rate: 3,000 + vat