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What the team is known for

Smit & Van Wyk is a compact Pretoria-based boutique focused on the full gamut of patent, trade mark and copyright issues. The firm has notable proficiency in contentious mandates, advising clients on patent and trade mark protection and enforcement. It demonstrates notable activity concerning IP filings, patent specification drafting and international patent searches, as well as IP commercialisation. The team has experience acting for international companies, in addition to a roster of domestic clients.

Strengths

One client reported: "This is a good, solid firm with sound advice and a cohesive team structure with the attorneys supporting each other and us as a client."

Another interviewee said: "They are extremely professional and knowledgeable. Without doubt, for my dealings, their key strength was their ability to combine their obvious legal capability with technical understanding. This was essential for facilitating the patent process."

Notable practitioners

Based in Pretoria, Wessel van Wyk is an experienced and well-respected patent attorney. He provides counsel to clients on patent filings, prosecution and opposition, with further experience of trade marks. 
"He has deep understanding and knowledge in this area, and offers crisp and commercial advice."

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Intellectual Property: Patents

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Wessel van Wyk
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