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Register Your Patent in South Africa

Protect your invention with our patent registration service. Choose from a wide selection of local patent attorneys, benefit from low flat fees, assured quality, and enjoy online monitoring throughout the process

Protect your invention with our patent registration service. Choose from a wide selection of local patent attorneys, benefit from low flat fees, assured quality, and enjoy online monitoring throughout the process

How it works

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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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Review offers, compare them, and select the most suitable option. Complete your transaction securely
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Stay informed on the progress and communicate with your attorney through the platform until the process is complete

Patent Registration in South Africa

From $1,000 + govt fees from $70

  1. An AI-powered IP assistant that helps you create a detailed assignment within minutes.

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

  3. Patent search, drafting of an application, consultation, and application filing done by an attorney.

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

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Why iPNOTE?

  • 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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Testimonials

Maria
Sherridge, UK
At a glance iPNOTE is a platform designed for professionals. But at the same time they have so helpful customer support that got me through all stages literally by hand. Being client oriented is a relic feature for modern digital services that trying to automate almost each step.
Hayk
IMAST, USA
Thanks for the excellent service. I managed to register my trademark swiftly and without unnecessary hassle.
Anton
Insense, USA
Very convenient service that helped us register our trademark in a few days. I want to mention the help of the CX team and especially Alex. They helped me and were always in touch. We will use it for registration in other countries.
Maria
s16vc, USA
Amazing service! I needed to register a trademark in multiple jurisdictions and IP Note helped me. Reliable, fast and transparent process, easy communication with patent attorneys all over the world. Highly recommended.
Tamila
Besample, USA
Easy and fast to onboard, many useful insights. Definitely will continue to use it.
Andrey
Biomicrogels Group, UK
User-friendly app with great functionality and design! All necessary information about IP in one place. In addition to information about patents, there is the ability to set reminders and tasks, track progress, and communicate directly with service providers. And yes, the marketplace is an excellent opportunity to save a significant part of IP budget!
Anton
Practico, USA
Great service, thank you! I didn't understand the trademark registration process at all and just want someone to do this job for me. They did it, I'm happy!
Mikita
BRASK, UAE
I liked working with the Ipnote. Clear, convenient process of finding contractors + there is constant support from the service itself on many issues. We were able to file trademark applications in the USA quickly. Now we will continue in other countries, using the help of the service.
Dmitry
Nucular, Hong Kong
Very professional and fast work. We recommend this company for trademark registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is patent registration?
Patent registration is a legal process that grants exclusive rights to inventors or assignees over their inventions, preventing others from using or selling the patented invention without permission for a specified period. It encourages innovation, protects intellectual property, and allows inventors to commercialize their inventions.
How much does it cost?
The expenses associated with patent registration fluctuate based on the specific country and the scope of services required. Usually an offer for patent registration is based on number of claims,number of independent claims, number of pages, technology area, scope of work (search, drafting, filing), size of applicant’s entity etc. Our exceptional service ensures utmost transparency, offering you a competitive and predetermined fee for each application within every country.
What countries can I register my patent in?
With an extensive network of experienced attorneys, we offer comprehensive assistance in trademark registration across more than 180 countries globally.
What are the three criteria for registering a patent?
Your patent must: be innovative, have characteristics or functions not known in this field (Novelty); exceed the general technical level of the field, contain solutions that a specialist with average skills cannot come to (High technical level); be suitable for industrial and commercial use (Utility).
What are the main patent registration stages?
There are 5 main stages - drafing the application, filing the application, passing the examination of the application, registering the patent and securing its annual maintenance.
What is a patentability search?
A patentability search is a search through databases of published documents to see if someone else has already described your invention or something similar to it. When you want to file a patent, it’s necessary to conduct a global patentability search and determine the closest technical solutions, find out how the patented technical solution is different from your invention and define the scope of claims to be applied for examination.
What is PCT?
The PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) serves to streamline the patent application process, making it feasible to apply for patent protection for an invention simultaneously in 157 countries. There are 2 main phases: an international phase and a national phase. Despite it being an application that simplifies the procedure, you will have to pay fees in each applied country. You also need to file a PCT application within 12 months from tthe date of filing the first application and then you will have 30 months to file for the national phases.

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Patent registration in South Africa

 

Patents play a crucial role in protecting intellectual property and promoting innovation. In South Africa, the registration of patents is governed by the Patents Act, which provides exclusive rights to inventors for their inventions.

Benefits of Patent Registration in South Africa

Patent registration in South Africa offers several advantages. Firstly, it provides legal protection, granting inventors exclusive rights to their inventions for up to 20 years. This allows them to prevent others from making, using, or selling their patented inventions without permission. Furthermore, patent registration encourages innovation by providing inventors with an incentive to disclose their inventions to the public.

Key Points of Patent Registration in South Africa

To register a patent in South Africa, certain requirements must be met. The invention must be new, involve an inventive step, and be capable of industrial application. Additionally, the inventor must provide a detailed description of the invention and pay the necessary fees. It is essential to consult with a patent attorney or agent to ensure compliance with the registration process.

How to Find a Patent Specialist Quickly and Affordably?

At iPNOTE, we offer a solution to finding a patent specialist quickly and affordably. Our platform provides a user-friendly marketplace where you can explore service providers, leave feedback, and get in touch with their representatives. We guarantee at least one proposal within 48 hours, but usually, multiple options are available within a few hours.

Our services are 2-5 times more cost-effective than major law firms, and clients have the option to change providers after the task has started and request a refund if the result does not meet their requirements. With iPNOTE, you'll find verified patent lawyers from South Africa and around the world to help you protect your innovative ideas and products.

Registering a patent is crucial for protecting your unique ideas and products in South Africa. With iPNOTE's platform, you can find a suitable patent specialist quickly and affordably.

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