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 R3,750 (filing fee)
Protect your idea
File a South African provisional patent
For only $199
Conduct a search:
To identify the features of your invention that may be patented. Our professional patent search package includes a worldwide patent search report, copies of relevant documents and our opinion on patentability. Cost: R4,950 plus vat. See our patent tools website.
Register a design:
To protect the shape of your product, register a South African design, followed by foreign designs in six months time. Design cost: R6,950 plus vat.
Create a "funding" prototype:
To enable you and others properly to evaluate your invention. Our comprehensive prototyping package includes concept sketches, 3D CAD drawings, a prototype grown in plastic, and two photorealistic posters. Cost: R15,000. See our patent tools website.
Register a trademark:
To protect the name of your product (e.g. "APPLE" computers), register a South African trademark. Cost: R3,750 plus vat.
Register a patent:
Register a South African provisional patent 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. Provisional patent cost: Cost: R9,950 plus vat.
License your IP:
Appoint licensed distributors that pay your patent and design costs in their territories. We are specialists in intellectual property, licensing, tax and exchange controls. And, draft agreements in simple English.
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 other than pharmaceutical 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