Patents are used to protect inventions. A product or process that has a new technical feature can be patented and benefit from a 20-year term of legal protection. Contact us for assistance. Our office is in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. To our professional colleagues outside South Africa: let us assist you with PCT national phase patent applications.
Designs relate to the way a product looks … its appearance and visual appeal. Designs can be registered as functional designs or as aesthetic designs.
Trademarks (also spelt “trade marks”) are trade names, logos and other types of representations which are used by traders to distinguish their goods and services from those of other traders. Trade marks should be registered at the Trade Marks Office.
Copying is a normal way of learning but not all forms of copying are lawful.