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Smit & Van Wyk, Inc.

Intellectual Property

Band 4South AfricaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Compact Pretoria-based boutique focused on the full gamut of patent, trade mark and copyright issues. Notable proficiency in contentious mandates, advising clients on patent and trade mark protection and enforcement. Demonstrates notable activity concerning IP filings, patent specification drafting and international patent searches, as well as IP commercialisation. Has experience acting for international companies, in addition to a roster of domestic clients.

Strengths

Clients value the firm's "personal attention at a high level and strategic insight and input. Also their availability to immediately grasp business issues and put it together with their IP knowledge."

Sources further praise the team's service: "The firm delivers high-quality and competitively priced services with much attention to providing prompt feedback and to handling instructions in a swift and efficient manner."

Notable practitioners

Wessel van Wyk is a key contact for clients.

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