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Register Your Design in South Africa

Protect your product appearance, packaging, ornament, interface or interior with our industrial design registration service. Choose from a wide selection of local design attorneys, benefit from low flat fees, assured quality, and enjoy online monitoring throughout the process

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$400
+ govt fees from $31

Protect your product appearance, packaging, ornament, interface or interior with our industrial design registration service. Choose from a wide selection of local design attorneys, benefit from low flat fees, assured quality, and enjoy online monitoring throughout the process

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Within minutes, create a request with an AI assistant and receive offers from dozens of local IP attorneys
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Design Patent Registration in South Africa
From $400 + govt fees from $31
  1. An AI-powered IP assistant that helps you create a detailed assignment within minutes.

  2. Selection of the most suitable local design attorney based on specific criteria.

  3. Drafting of a description, preparation of drawings, and filing of the application done by an attorney.

  4. Online monitoring and reporting on the platform throughout the entire process.

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  • More than 800 IP law firms from 150+ countries, ranking and reviews

  • An AI-powered IP assistant that helps create tasks and find relevant attorneys

  • Flat fees, secure and fast online payments with guaranteed results

  • 24/7 access to the registration process and online data storage for all your cases

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is design registration?
Design registration is a legal process that grants exclusive rights to the creator of a new and original design. It provides protection against unauthorized copying or imitation of the visual appearance of a product. Design registration focuses solely on the aesthetic aspects of a product and is not concerned with its functionality.
What are the design types?
There are several types of design, including ornamental designs (decorative or artistic in nature), product designs (the unique visual appearance or shape of a product), packaging designs (the visual design or appearance of product packaging), graphic designs (related to graphical elements), and user interface designs (the visual layout or graphical user interface (UI) elements of software), etc.
How much does it cost?
The expenses associated with Design registration fluctuate based on the specific country and the scope of services required. Usually an offer for design registration is based on the state filing fee, individual design or a group design, variants of design, priority claim, and registration fee. Our exceptional service ensures utmost transparency, offering you a competitive and predetermined fee for each application within every country.
Should I seek patent protection for my design?
If you possess a unique design that you fear might be replicated or counterfeited, it is advisable to pursue a design patent application. By filing for a design patent, you secure a 15-year period of exclusive rights to utilize the design starting from the date of filing. This protection safeguards your design from unauthorized use or imitation by others.
What are the main design registration stages?
There are 4 main stages – Filing the application, Submission of the application to the Patent Office, Registration of the design, and Maintenance (the term of design is 10-25 years depending on the country).
What is the Hague procedure?
The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a practical business solution for registering up to 100 designs in 96 countries, by filing a single international application. In the same way as with trademarks, you can file applications in other countries within 6 months. The only difference is that you can still register trademarks after this period has expired, but it is no longer possible to register designs in other countries after 6 months have passed.
How to apply for priority?
If you apply for priority (according to the earlier application filed in the country-party to the Paris Convention or the exhibition priority), you are required to submit the certified copies of priority application with translation into the language of the patent office. Priority can be claimed within 6 months from the date of filing of the first application or publication at the international exhibition.
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Design Patent in South Africa

 

Design registration plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the aesthetic appearance of products. 

Benefits of Design Registration in South Africa

Design registration provides several advantages for designers and businesses operating in South Africa. Firstly, it grants exclusive rights to the registered design, preventing others from producing or selling products with a similar appearance. This helps protect investments in design development and encourages creativity. Design registration also enhances market competitiveness and consumer recognition.

Statistics of Design Registration in South Africa

Recent data indicates a growing trend in design registrations in South Africa. In 2020, there were over 5,000 design applications filed, covering various sectors such as fashion, furniture, and automotive. This reflects the increasing importance of design protection in South Africa's design-driven industries.

Key Points of Design Registration in South Africa

To register a design in South Africa, certain requirements must be fulfilled. The design should be new and not identical or similar to existing designs. It is essential to provide clear representations or drawings of the design. The application must be submitted to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) along with the prescribed fees. Regular renewal of design registrations is necessary to maintain protection.

Finding a Reliable Lawyer for Design Registration in South Africa

iPNOTE is a platform that connects businesses with experienced lawyers for their intellectual property needs. Our extensive database includes lawyers from South Africa and other countries, all manually verified for their credentials and competence. Some benefits of using iPNOTE to find a lawyer for design registration in South Africa include:

  • Access to reviews from previous clients for each lawyer
  • Guaranteed finding a qualified lawyer within 48 hours
  • Affordable rates compared to major firms
  • Option to change lawyers and request a refund if the work does not meet expectations

Don't let your unique designs go unprotected in South Africa. Register on iPNOTE and easily delegate the task of design registration to professional lawyers.

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